Still not doing European politics for the time being…though the protests in Ukraine have definitely been “exciting.”
Foreign Policy has a great post where they talked to Peter White, one of the chemical weapons inspectors who has been recently working in Syria. They discuss all the different things that he normally brings (like the all-useful spork and his chemical weapons inspector notebook) to things that are especially relevant if working in a warzone like Syria (i.e. body armor). You can read the entire story here.