The enduring appeal of Tetris isn't just limited to gamers.
A subset of game theory that focuses on political leaders' relationship to those who make the real decisions can tell us what's really going on with Syria.
It's been one of those weeks: the kind where the Syrian government bombs neighborhoods into dust, a hundred or so people die, and despite international condemnations, the black hole of the uprising just keeps swirling. Is there any reason for hope? I...