Online discussion: "Belarus - an occupied country? Views from the Nordic and Baltic states"

The Belarus Research Network on Neighborhood Policy, led by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, invites you to join the online conference "Belarus - an occupied country? Views rom the Nordic and Baltic states". The conference will take place on April 12, 2023, from 15:00 to 17:00 CET (16:00-18:00 Riga time).

Please register here.

During the last weekend of March 2023, the world was shaken by Russia's announcement of deploying its nuclear arsenal in Belarus. The country is now viewed merely as an extension of Russia's Western military district and official Minsk authorities - as a puppet regime. Meanwhile, inside Belarus, partisans claimed responsibility for the explosions at the military airfield in Machulishchy, all the while courts continue to carry out disproportionally harsh sentences of high-profile opposition figures. A difference in values and rights, as well as systems of government solidify the iron curtain on Europe's Eastern border. Responding to these events, the Belarus Research Network on Neighborhood Policy will organize an online conference with experts from the Baltic and Nordic countries. Experts from the fields of sociology, politics, and security will share their opinions on the current ongoings in Belarus, hoping to provide an answer to the question - is Belarus an occupied country?

The discussion will be moderated by Uģis Lībietis, Associated Researcher of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs.

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Published 11 April 2023