Making ridding Belarus of Aleksandr Lukashenka a priority could help the Biden administration achieve the overarching goal of reinvigorating the transatlantic relationship with our closest, most important democratic allies, former ICWA fellow and current executive director Gregory Feifer (Russia 200-2002) writes in Slate.

“With the United States all-but moribund on the world stage, the European Union has led the Western response with sanctions on Belarusian officials and condemnation from leaders such as Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron,” he writes. “But the opposition desperately needs more help to achieve its call to free political prisoners and hold a new fair election.”


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Photo: Munich protesters march in solidarity with the anti-Lukashenko movement in Belarus, August 2020 (Henning Schlottmann, Wikimedia Commons)