Belarus-US: geopolitical context the diplomatic conflict

These and other questions in the program "Prague accent" discussions are: Washington — Director of Russian and Asian programs at the World Security Institute Nikolai Zlobin, Minsk — registered in Poland, chairman of the Belarusian Schumann Society Igor Lyalkov and publicist Alexander Fyaduta.Tsigankov: "Why the United States to reverse its decision to end the activities of embassies in Washington and Minsk? Himself this step looked as sharp and decisive step superpower that is not willing to make concessions. But there is no cancellation of the decision look like a weakness? Does this not give grounds Belarusian leader believes that it

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Politicians comment on the Belarusian-American diplomatic conflict

Chairman of the Commission of the Council of the Republic on international affairs and national security Nikolai Cherginets hopes that relations between the U.S. and Belarus will soon be normalized:

"The United States and Belarus are among the founders of the United Nations, stood together on one side of the front in the fight against fascism. And they have a lot in common, which could serve as a good basis for establishing normal economic and political relations. I think the wave of negativity and pass the time comes when the two countries establish common cause. "Will the Belarusian side

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Charhinest: first — is to establish contacts

"President Lukashenko said in his own message of desire Belarusian side ennoble deal with the U.S. on all fronts. The U.S. decision to close the embassy does not serve to improve relations. I think it still calm down, U.S. leaders, not at the moment it can after the elections. And will take the usual construction relations between With 2 countries. U.S. and Belarus are among the founders of the United Nations, stood together on the same front line in the fight against fascism. And they have much in common that might be a good base for the establishment of normal

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One Europe, two of totalitarianism, no awareness

Yesterday the question was put on the agenda a day or at the initiative of former communist countries. Taking into account the different approaches to the assessment of communism, the European Parliament failed to adopt a common declaration.During the discussion, some members of the European Parliament insisted that the evaluation of communism, at least in its manifestation of Stalin, with crimes against humanity, will claim a long process for the sake of historical justice, others are considering revision history as a populist target.Is it possible to compare communism with Nazism? Either the memory of communism deserves such a specific assessment

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Patriarch — political

Taking patriarch Alexander Lukashenko promised Belarus "will always be support of the Orthodox Church "and will go the same course. At the same time Alexander Lukashenko noted that" orthodox church — it is 85% of the believers. " "Your visit to Belarus — is not only an event for believers, it is a great political event. Strongly Church has done much for us to have peace and stability. Certainly, more than ever any other institution in our country . " Lukashenko also referred to the patriarch and his teacher a real friend, whose advice helped him make the right decisions,

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The death penalty in the world

Belarus is the only country in Europe where up This time executed death sentences. With all this in Belarus continue to pass new death sentences: in 2007 four people were sentenced to death. According to a brand new report, the human rights organization "Amnesty International", in the past year more than 1,250 people in 24 countries death were executed.

Source: Amnesty InternationalAccording to the "Amnesty International", 88% of all executions in the world occur in 5 countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States. The greatest number of executions per capita — in Saudi Arabia, followed by this

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In Bucharest NATO summit begins

A few hours before the summit, U.S. President George Bush delivered a speech in Bucharest in which outlined the position own country on the main issues of international security.U.S. President focused on 3 areas: an action plan for accession to NATO for Georgia and Ukraine, the deployment of a missile defense system parts in Europe and increase the military contingent in Afghanistan. He stated:"Here in Bucharest, we must make it clear to realize that NATO welcomes the intention of Georgia and Ukraine to join NATO and offer them a clear path merits this purpose. My country’s position is clear: NATO

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M. Pastukhou: KGB conducts political spying in the country

"This large-scale event, which is held in the Belarusian state security against media-independent. Itself was not, perhaps with 90s. Except that you can compare this story with the" white spots "in the Belarusian press in late 1994. To so on nationwide conducted a sweep-independent media and their representatives, such I can not remember. To us in the BAJ received information from virtually all regions. Everywhere are searched. We are very indignant because the government and security forces almost interfere with privacy and journalists in their professional activities. We consider it necessary to stop this massive persecution of journalists. "

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The situation around the Caspian Sea in the case of a coalition strike on Iran

It is not the first year remains rather complicated situation around the Caspian Sea. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and on the world map of independent states from the former Union Republics problem of separation between the resources of the Caspian littoral states have not been solved. Now virtually any country tries to lobby for its own outlook for the division of the Caspian Sea and its subsoil, but this world is often broken on the inviolability of demonstrative beliefs of other countries. The problem may go into a completely different plane, if it starts operation of

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Europe can play a role of bridge between Belarus and the U.S.

Drakakhrust: "Sire Rar diplomatically" war "between Minsk and Washington unfolds against the backdrop of improving relations between Belarus and the EU. Demarche Belarusian Foreign Ministry about the withdrawal of the Belarusian ambassador from Washington and advice to the U.S. ambassador to leave home for consultations sounded almost the same day, in Brussels signed an agreement to open consulates in Minsk Commission. But in a situation of conflict between the hard Belarus and the U.S. can the countries of the Union side of its own ally, to show the solidarity of the Atlantic? "Rahr: "We already we see, that the EU

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