Dissecting the Political Landscape of War-Torn Ukraine: Between Internal Challenges and External Threats

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Aram Terzyan

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This paper explores the political landscape of war-torn Ukraine, focusing on the country’s core domestic problems. The war in Ukraine has led to a significant deterioration of Ukraine’s political landscape. While victory on the battlefield is Ukraine’s utmost priority, escalating internal problems pose additional challenges. With Ukraine having obtained EU candidate status, these problems have moved to a new level on the EU’s membership agenda. The most urgent of these is endemic corruption, which has gained fresh momentum during the war and has put foreign aid at risk. As the costs of the war grow, international pressure on the Ukrainian authorities to show better results increases. Accountability and transparency should become the guiding principles of the reconstruction and recovery processes to maintain Western support and ensure effective postwar reconstruction. 

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Terzyan, Aram. 2024. “Dissecting the Political Landscape of War-Torn Ukraine: Between Internal Challenges and External Threats”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 10 (2):137-51. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA24102137t.
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Aram Terzyan, Center for East European and Russian Studies, Eurasia Institutes, USA

Dr. Aram Terzyan is a political scientist who specializes in Post-Soviet Politics and Human Rights in former Soviet Union countries. He was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yerevan State University from 2014 to 2018. He has held visiting research positions at New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania), Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), and Malmo University (Malmo, Sweden). Currently, he is the Research Coordinator of the Los Angeles-based Eurasia Institutes.