Tag: hope

Despite Unrest in the East, Young Educated Ukrainians Are Looking to Stay

June 3, 2014

Kiev — Every day, the news from Ukraine’s war torn eastern regions, Lugansk and Donetsk, seems to get worse. The death toll, now well over 200, is climbing as fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Army continues. With the appearance of “Vostok” — a well-trained and armed militant group made up largely of Russian […]

Geneva II: What if We Set Expectations REALLY Low?

January 24, 2014

The goals of the Syria peace talks in Montreux are fairly straight forward: negotiate an end to armed conflict which has cost well over 120,000 lives and has displaced a huge percentage of the population. As I argued in my overview of the conference, there is absolutely no chance for success. So far, everything that […]