(Belarus) Strategic Thinking and a Fight for Belarusian Democracy (Grigory Ioffe, The Jamestown Foundation)

“Remember, I said a year ago […] that perhaps a time will come when [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and I will have to stand next to each other and shoot back. And you took it for a joke. But you now see how life has turned around,” Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka observed in an interview with four representatives of Russia’s leading media outlets in September 2020 (, September 8, 2020).