Venue: Zoom; Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page

Format: Virtual panel discussion

Working languages: English and Russian

Organizers: Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations (Belarus) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS Belarus) (Germany)

The pandemic disruption is not likely to change our world altogether, but it will clearly have profound geopolitical implications, including for international security. In order to understand those possible implications, the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and KAS Belarus are launching a series of virtual panels that will zoom in on strategic dilemmas facing key pillars of international security in the post-corona world.

This online event will look at the Eurasian Economic Union:

  • What specific security and geopolitical circumstances does the EAEU find itself in at the time of the pandemic disruption? 
  • What major security policy dilemmas is the EAEU facing now and is likely to face as the Covid-19 crisis is over?
  • How will the pandemic and its longer-term effects impact the EAEU’s status and role in the international system? 
  • What strategic implications will the (non)changing EAEU’s role in the world have for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security?

Please join us for this online panel, which will be held via Zoom and live-streamed on the Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page. To ask a question, please use the chat, which will be available during the event. Registration is required to join the Zoom session.

Please use the following link to register for the event:

Simultaneous interpretation into Russian will be provided in Zoom.


Dr. Andrei Rusakovich

Associate Professor, Belarusian State University; Deputy Chairman, Standing Committee on International Affairs and National Security, Council of the Republic of the National Assembly; Chairman of Board, Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Belarus

Dr. Elena Kuzmina

Head, Section for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russia

Mr. Tony van der Togt

Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Netherland Institute of International Relations, Netherlands

Mr. Thomas Helm

Director Country Office Kazakhstan, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany


Mr. Jakob Wöllenstein

Director Country Office Belarus, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

Mr. Yauheni Preiherman

Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus