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Positive Steps From Belarus

(Courtesy: Google)

(Courtesy: Google)

A bit of good news on the diplomatic front: The U.S. has persuaded Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko (known as Europe’s Last Dictator) to give up its stocks of highly enriched uranium (HEU).  This is a significant win because Belarus has been a difficult country to deal with in the past, and it is a pretty isolated one as well.  Belarus will now likely be a participant in the next Nuclear Security Summit, which is a positive step toward greater participation in the global community.



Ryan Haddad

Ryan Haddad is the Senior Blogger for U.S. Foreign Policy at FPA. A foreign affairs and national security analyst based in Washington, D.C., he worked in European and Eurasian affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Bush Administration and is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Providence College. He can be followed on Twitter at @RIHaddad.