As Russia's war on Ukraine enters its second year, Vladimir Putin's best hope for "victory" may lie with the two leading GOP candidates for president.
Having failed to achieve an easy political takeover of Ukraine and suffered massive military losses, Putin's best option is to stalemate the war and wait for U.S. and European support for Kyiv to splinter.
Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are already enabling Putin's strategy by publicly proclaiming their willingness to cut off Kyiv. The neon-lit message to the Kremlin: Just drag this war out until 2024, when Trump or DeSantis return the GOP to power.