At least 2,000 Middle Eastern migrants spent weeks trapped at checkpoints between Belarus and Poland—unable to legally enter the European Union and, until today, unable to return to Belarus or go home. Former US Ambassador to Poland Daniel Fried joins host Brian Hanson on Deep Dish to explain how Belarus’ strongman President Lukashenka weaponized these migrants as a tool of “hybrid war,” and why Russia’s President Putin looms behind this crisis—and others—on Europe’s doorstep.
Council President Ivo Daalder weighs in on the tensions arising from Russian moves in Eastern Europe with Deep State Radio.
This blog is about Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko and how he remains Belarus' leader, earning him the moniker of the "last dictator in Europe."
Ahead of this year's NATO meeting, Ivo Daalder discusses opportunities and challenges for Europe and the United States in 2021.