In Moscow's Shadows 56: Jaw-Jaw so Far, not War-War (brief thoughts on the state of play)
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After the Blinken-Lavrov talks, a brief one-segment podcast with a few thoughts on the current state of the dialogue, the risks of conflict, and the chances that Moscow will formally recognise the Donbas and Lugansk 'Peoples' Republics.' You can also follow my blog, In Moscow's Shadows, and become one of the podcast's supporting Patrons and gain question-asking rights and access to exclusive extra materials right here.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/InMoscowsShadows)
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