Charlotte Lawson is a reporter covering foreign policy and world affairs. She joined The Dispatch in June 2020, after graduating from the University of Virginia. You can follow her at @lawsonreports
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Both sides see more peril in negotiations than continuing the fight.
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Thousands of men fleeing the country undermine Vladimir Putin’s mobilization efforts.
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