The Economic Reconstruction of Belarus

02-05-2022 - 10:21 AFET
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A laggard in terms of its structural transformation, Belarus has conducted only limited economic and political reforms since the Soviet Union’s dissolution. This study for AFET examines what the consequences of Belarus’ lack of structural reforms would be in the case of a democratic transition, and what external assistance would be required to help Belarus successfully transform. The authors underline that assistance would depend on Russia’s reaction to a transfer of power.