Friends of mine, in Kiev 2013. Photo courtesy of P. Filenko.

Friends of mine, in Kiev 2013. Photo courtesy of P. Filenko.

I’ve got contacts in Ukraine, and have contacted a guest blogger from Venezuela, as well. Keep an eye open for posts from people on site in the next few weeks. A view from the heart of conflict is a rarity in the academic world. Time to embrace it!

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And in Current Events….

For those of you who missed the news this morning:

Ukraine

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/ukraine-police-storm-kiev-protest-camp-live-updates

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/18/world/europe/ukraine-protests/

For those of you who read Russian: http://www.newtimes.ru/articles/detail/77630

Syria

http://www.jpost.com/Syria/Analysis-Combat-fatigue-may-finally-spell-the-end-of-Syrian-civil-war-341611

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/world/middleeast/russia-is-scolded-as-us-weighs-syria-options.html?hpw&rref=world

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=54253

Bosnia

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/18/4832658/in-bosnia-economy-still-struggling.html