Venue: Zoom

Format: Virtual panel discussion

Working language: 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 continuing 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 CSTO:

  • What specific security and geopolitical circumstances does the CSTO find itself in at the time of the pandemic disruption? 
  • What major security policy dilemmas is the CSTO 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 CSTO’s status and role in the international system? 
  • What strategic implications will the (non)changing CSTO’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. 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.


Prof. Dmitry Danilov

Head, Department of European Security, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Dr. Alexander Iskandaryan

DirectorCaucasus InstituteArmenia

Dr. Yulia Nikitina

Associate Professor and Research Fellow, Centre for the Post-Soviet Studies at the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia

Dr. Siarhei Bohdan

Fellow, Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History, Freie Universität Berlin; Expert Council member, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Germany-Belarus


Mr. Yauheni Preiherman

Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus