Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich discuses relations between U.S. and Belarus to start up again.
SIGS Professor, Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich, analyses and discuses the resuming relationship between the U.S. and Belarus in the article “Belarus and the U.S. Decided to Restore Ties After 11 years of “Frozen” Relations. Here’s Why.” For the past 11 years these relations have been on hold because in 2008 the U.S. ambassador was thrown out of Belarus after the U.S. imposed additional sanctions on Belarus for their non-free elections and deteriorating human rights situation. These new relations come at a time when Russia is trying to get Belarus to host another military base, a threatening risk to Belarus’ sovereignty on the horizon if these relations and others do not improve. Read more on this intriguing situation in the article linked above.