David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Jonathan Schell a senior visiting lecturer in international studies at Yale University and author of "The Unconquerable World" and the "Fate of the Earth," among other titles.
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