Alyaksandr Lukashenka is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Minsk. The visit scheduled for January 4 was put off due to the recent US-Iran crisis. What issues may be discussed by the politicians? What is Washington’s view of the so-called integration of Belarus and Russia? What do the three passenger jets shot down by missiles over the past 20 years have in common? I am going to discuss these issues with US LTG (Ret) Ben Hodges, who previously commanded US forces in Iraq and Europe. Currently, he takes a key position in the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).