Published on: March 21st, 2022 • Duration: 49 minutes
Political strategist Samuel Charap believes Vladimir Putin’s miscalculation in Ukraine means Russia and its economy are forever changed. Charap joins Dee Smith to discuss Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, how the war may play out, and why regime change in Moscow is now a longer-term possibility. Charap also discounts the probability of a wider conflict in Europe. In his view, Putin would never engage in an attack on NATO territory because the autocrat, regardless of questions in the West about his mental state, does understand that Russia is the weaker party. Recorded on March 16, 2022.