Analysing Change

13 September 2021

On the EU’s Belarus border, security and fundamental rights collide

In her commentary for Social Europe Bucerius fellow Weronika Grzebalska argues that Lukashenka’s thrashing around in Eastern Europe forces progressives to offer a positive alternative on security.

"Designing a left-wing national-security agenda seems futile, given the field is dominated by the right. Yet without the left rising to this challenge, we cannot hope for a national-security policy balanced by fundamental rights. So what could such an agenda for eastern Europe look like?"