30 March 2016
Keir GilesAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
The unannounced visit by a senior US defence official to Minsk is a further step towards normalization of relations between the US and Belarus. But this process will need to be handled with caution if it is not to provoke a dangerous reaction from Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko attend the Supreme State Council of Russia and Belarus on 25 February 2016 in Minsk. Photo by Getty Images.
During a surprise three-day visit, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter is meeting senior Belarusian …read more
Source: Chatham House