Fixers and Fiends
The Swamp of Ukrainian Politics
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  • Arkeygeezer

    “Like it or not, we can’t afford to ignore that part of the world any longer.”

    Why not? The United States has no vested interest in Ukraine. We do not need to have our people kill or be killed in an effort to change the culture of a nation on the other side of the world.

    If you want to work on corruption in politics, there is a lot in the United States that will keep you busy.

    • rheddles

      Were you thinking of Chicago?

  • free_agent

    Is there any way to salvage the Ukranian economy? Ukraine is close to being a failed state. The GDP per capita (at PPP) of Ukraine is less than half of that of Russia’s. Russia is also hopelessly corrupt, but Putin redistributes enough of the money to keep the populace quiet. It would hardly be surprising if the Ukranians aren’t worrying too much about staying in Ukraine.

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