Explaining Ukraine is a pain; it stays mainly just the same

According to Drezner, it's possible these haven't changed in 20 years:

  1. As bad as things were in Russia, it seemed an oasis of stability compared to Ukraine.
  2. Regardless of whether a pro-Western or pro-Russian government was in power, the Ukrainian government was riddled with corruption.
  3. It’s the most energy-inefficient economy in Europe.