In the past few weeks, I have written two articles covering the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Belarus, specifically their Ground Forces and their Air Force and Air Defense Forces. I analyzed the threat they would pose should Belarus’s longtime autocrat, Alexander Lukashenko, decide to commit them to full participation in Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.
As luck and coincidence would have it, earlier this week, this reporter had the honor and privilege of attending an event at the American Enterprise Institute titled “A Conversation with Belarusian Opposition Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: The Fight for European Democracy.”
This speaking event was co-sponsored by AEI and the International Republican Institute, and Tsikhanouskaya’s co-panelists were IRI Vice President for External Affairs Antonia Ferrier and AEI Senior Fellow Dalibor Rohac.
Antonia’s prior background includes 15 years on Capitol Hill …