- Top diplomats from major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria after five years of brutal civil war
- CNN's Nic Robertson, who worked in Bosnia during the war there, sees many similarities between the two conflicts
- Robertson: "With a tenth of the population dead already dead, should the battles end, victory will be a hollow thing"
Nic Robertson, CNN's International Diplomatic Editor, has been reporting from Munich, where top diplomats from major world powers on Friday agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria, after a brutal five-year civil war. The opinions expressed here are his own.
Munich, Germany (CNN)In my office I keep a map. It's a bit battered now but it is a reminder of the futility and waste of war.