The ruling elite

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15 - 21.02.2021
Purges, repression, carte blanche for the security forces, and a changing social contract

In the public sector, purges of those suspected of disloyalty are...

08 - 14.02.2021
The authorities attack the private sector

By Zmicier Kuchlej The incumbent president ensures the loyalty of...

01 - 07.02.2021
Security forces intensify their anti-corruption campaign and constitutional reform comes to nothing

By Zmicier Kuchlej The balance of power between various groups of...

25 - 31.01.2021
Regime ramps up threats to society and nomenklatura

By Valeria Kostyugova The authorities are acting increasingly...

18 - 24.01.2021
The quality of state administration and public services deteriorates

By Zmicier Kuchlej Increasing dysfunction of state administration...

11 - 17.01.2021
Lukashenka is hoping for a forceful resolution of the political crisis

By Zmicier Kuchlej The Belarusian leadership appears to have no...

20 - 10.01.2021
Security forces carry out purges in residential areas in large cities targeting protesters

By Zmicier Kuchlej Amid preparations for the All-Belarusian People...

01 - 31.12.2020
2020: The state lost touch with society and resumed financial intervention in the public sector

By Zmicier Kuchlej In 2020, the ruling class faced the most severe...

14 - 20.12.2020
Regime aims to increase taxation as Lukashenka takes transfer of power off the table

By Zmicier Kuchlej The state aims to implement unpopular measures...

07 - 13.12.2020
Regime restricts foreign travel rules for Belarusians

By Zmicier Kuchlej The Belarusian authorities are using the...

30 - 06.12.2020
Covid-19 brings the Belarusian healthcare system to the verge of collapse

By Zmicier Kuchlej Under intense pressure from the raging...

23 - 29.11.2020
Loyalty to Lukashenka continues to erode as he doubles down on the use of force to curtail protests

By Zmicier Kuchlej The incumbent leader and his clique have failed...

16 - 22.11.2020
The authorities stake their future on the security forces, not on dialogue

By Zmicier Kuchlej Last week, Lukashenka reshuffled senior...

09 - 15.11.2020
Public confidence in public institutions continues to crumble due to the actions of security forces

By Zmicier Kuchlej As the security forces attempt to stop the...

02 - 08.11.2020
Authorities continue to try to augment repression with “political propaganda”

By Zmicier Kuchlej The Belarusian leadership attempts to shift the...

26 - 01.11.2020
Lukashenka rotates senior security officials

By Zmicier Kuchlej Amid fears that the security block may grow...