VoxUkraine: Making Ukraine more resilient to economic and conventional warfare
The debate on Ukraine’s reform agenda and discussion of the conflict with Russia often seem to exist in parallel universes. On the one hand, there is a growing chorus of voices pushing for rapid structural change in Ukraine’s politics and economy. The purpose, as Western policy-makers and analysts often put it, is to “make Ukraine a success story” (a more optimistic spin) or to “avoid a failed state” (as the pessimists would have it). Some speak of the current period as Ukraine’s “Poland in 1990 moment”; i.e. we are on the precipice of a major successful reform wave.