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Crisis on Belarus-Poland Border

November 17, 2021

Episode Notes:

The last two weeks have seen tensions on the border of Poland and Belarus, as refugees, urged on by the Minsk government, tried to cross into E.U. territory.

To discuss this crisis and its implications for the European Union and its neighbors, we’re joined by Dr. Dimitar Bechev. Dimitar is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, and a lecturer at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. He is also the author of Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe, among many other books.

[ 00:50 ] Overview
[ 02:27 ] Why now
[ 04:31 ] Russia’s role
[ 07:46 ] E.U. response
[ 10:29 ] Pushbacks
[ 13:12 ] Turkey

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