Imagine this new TV series coming to HBO in 2016. The planet faces an unprecedented peril. The international community brings together a team of experts, each one with a different specialty: the scientist, the general, the computer geek, the engineer, the spook. It’s their job to avert catastrophe.
To steal from an old expression, perhaps the first hundred people in the American "phone book" should meet with the first hundred people in the Syrian "phone book".