About the weekly monitoring reports

Belarus in Focus Information Office is a non-governmental, non-partisan organisation, founded in Warsaw in 2011 as Solidarity with Belarus Information Office. BIFIO works closely with Belarusian and international journalists and expert community in order to overcome Belarus’ isolation and keep Belarusian issues in the spotlight for international audiences.

Once a week, in coordination with a group of leading Belarusian analysts working on the ground, we provide analytical commentaries to the most topical and relevant issues, including on behind the scenes processes ongoing in Belarus, in Russian and English.

Belarus in Focus analytical weekly commentaries on social and political developments in Belarus focus on five major topics:

> The ruling elite
> Society and political parties
> Security issues
> Belarus-West relations
> Belarus-Russia relations

This format would make it easier for you to see the connection between events, to evaluate the dynamics, to assess progress/regress on major issues, and to prepare for the most probable future developments.

For your convenience, we have marked positive changes in green and negative in red.