March 22, 2014

Don't Waste the Crisis in Ukraine

Gwendolyn Sasse, Quartz

The Associated Press

Let’s not let a crisis go to waste. Despite the tension in Crimea, now is the perfect time to talk about making a big change in Ukraine—a federalist overhaul. Crises tend to generate a momentum for change—good and bad. By relaxing some of the constraints that make large-scale institutional change difficult in normal times and by adding a sense of urgency, a crisis can catalyze reform. Today, Ukraine is at this critical juncture, and a window is opening for policy and institutional change that has the potential to strengthen the Ukrainian state internally.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine


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