Since the crackdown at the Presidential Elections Belarus has raised some complicated foreign policy questions to the EU and foremost – to its immediate neighbors. Rapidly evolving economic crisis in Minsk and questionable recovery of the EU now sets up a completely different context for policy towards Belarus. It is clear that Europe needs a radically new approach to its unconformable neighbor that does not compromise the fragile economic and social stability of the Baltic States and does not contradict the traditional values of the West.
Latvian Transatlantic Organisation welcomes everyone for a no-tie conversation on Belarus with Matthew Rojansky, Deputy Director of Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment (US) to take place on June 3, 18:00 at EU house (Aspazijas Bulvaris 28).
Working language: English
Moderator: Inese Loce, LATO
About the guest speaker
Matthew Rojansky is the deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Rojansky is responsible for advancing the Program’s strategic priorities, ensuring operational support for resident and visiting experts, and managing relationships with other Carnegie programs, partner institutions, and policy makers. An expert on U.S. and Russian national security and nuclear weapons policies, his work focuses on relations among the United States, NATO, and the states of the former Soviet Union. He is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Jerusalem Post, and Moscow Times.