Daniel Hamilton

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

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Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University

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The most obvious lesson from these days of fighting is that the U.S.

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The most obvious lesson from these days of fighting is that the U.S.

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Saying that neighboring Georgia has been punished enough, the President of Russia has  ordered a halt  to military operations.

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Saying that neighboring Georgia has been punished enough, the President of Russia has ordered a halt to military operations.

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