Migration issues ratchet up tension between Poland and Germany

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 26, 2023

The row threatens to worsen already rocky relations between Warsaw and Berlin, with the ruling Law and Justice party accusing the opposition Civic Platform party of taking orders from Germany.

Perspectives: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan building up for another potential round of fighting

Svenja Petersen for Eurasianet August 29, 2023

An unusual constellation of outside players taking shape.

Lukashenko boots Wagner out of Belarus

Ben Aris in Berlin August 11, 2023

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has reportedly kicked the Wagner PMC out of Belarus, after refusing to finance the Russian mercenaries.

Poland now says it will deploy 10,000 troops to Belarus border

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius August 10, 2023

Move comes after hundreds of Russia’s Wagner Group mercenaries relocated to Belarus in July, at the invitation of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

Poland sends more troops to Belarusian border

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius August 2, 2023

Poland announced it will immediately dispatch additional troops to the Belarusian border after two military helicopters violated the country’s airspace.

Iran, Belarus sign defence memorandum in Tehran

bne IntelliNews August 1, 2023

Iran, Belarus sign military deal further integrating their economies and military

Poland says it is ready to “isolate” Belarus to protect border

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 28, 2023

Poland has been eyeing the 418-kilometre-long border with Belarus with extra vigilance since the relocation of the Wagner mercenary group from Russia.

Lithuanian president calls Belarus a “Russian province” at the Vilnius Nato summit

Ben Aris in Berlin July 13, 2023

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda lashed out at Belarus, calling it a “Russian province” during the Nato summit held in Vilnius between July 11-12.

Emerging Europe's longest-lasting leaders

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 7, 2023

Some leaders of Emerging Europe and Central Asia led their countries for decades. bne IntelliNews ranks them by their time in power.

Lukashenko says Prigozhin is still in Russia

Ben Aris in Berlin July 7, 2023

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed on June 6 that the leader of Russia's Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was still in Russia with thousands of fighters.

Eurasian leaders seek to boost regional trade at SCO summit

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2023

Bloc that includes regional heavyweights China, India and Russia adopts economic development strategy as it admits Iran and prepares to take in Belarus.