After the period if summer holidays we are back again and continue analyzing Belarusian foreign policy. This time we are happy to present a new issue of the Belarus’ Foreign Policy Index, which covers all three summer months and analyzes five foreign policy vectors.
Despite the traditional vacation season in the country, the foreign activity of Belarus was quite vigorous: the Customs Union started operating in full swing; the first steps were made towards a normalization of relations with the EU; an informal summit of the CSTO was held to address the future of the Collective Fast Response Forces. At the same time, Belarus’ relations with Iran deteriorated; the relations with Ukraine got spoilt by an espionage scandal. However, on the whole, the relations in the framework of the foreign policy vectors that we analyze have changed insignificantly. Nonetheless, there are serious prerequisites for changes in the first months of autumn.
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