How Entangled Is Vladimir Putin's Fate With The Outcome Of The Russia-Ukraine War?
As soon as Russia invaded Ukraine, the war became inextricably linked with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As Russia is an authoritarian nation and Putin has been in power since 1999, this makes sense. He has pressed on with the “special military operation” ever since it began on Feb. 24, 2022, despite being warned repeatedly by the West that there would be consequences.
So it follows that his legacy would now be wrapped up with it.
And, exactly 12 months after it began, it’s pretty clear that the invasion — originally meant to last a matter of days —...