Why Defense Reform in Ukraine is Crucial

March 25, 2024 00:58:33
Why Defense Reform in Ukraine is Crucial
Social Science of War
Why Defense Reform in Ukraine is Crucial

Mar 25 2024 | 00:58:33

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Show Notes

Most discussions about Western support to Ukraine and its defense against Russia centers on materiel—artillery shells, F-16s, and a wide range of equipment. While these weapons and systems are crucial for Ukraine to continue its war effort, there is an additional consideration that often gets overlooked: defense reform, particularly how the West can help. Dr. Alexandra Chinchilla hosts this episode, and she is joined by Dr. Polina Beliakova and Donald Bowser. Each guest brings deep expertise on both Ukraine and governance. They explain how defense reform would address corruption in procurement and military recruitment that are inhibiting its military effectiveness today—and why it is crucial to Ukraine’s long-term defense.

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