The Syrian civil war needs to end.
Issues as to Iran's nuclear capabilities must be settled.
Chinese expansion into the East and South China Seas must be checked.
Bangladeshi violence based upon 1971 issues have to be concluded.
Afghanistan's regression to the past must not be allowed.
Palestinian and Israeli peace has to be achieved.
Terrorism must be stamped out.
Ukraine desires to be closer to the European Union must be honored.
If these matters could be solved early in 2014, there is a ray of hope for World stability later in the year.