Martti Ahtisaari

This post is part of "How I Got There" series, which features people around the world speaking about their journeys. What
Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, could step down as part of a peace deal
There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.
Ahtisaari first made his name as an international mediator in the late 1970s, working to bring about the independence of Namibia, and I had the honor of working closely with him for four years in that effort.