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ISIS Rampage: A Threat to Cultural Heritage That Belongs to All

James Cuno YaleGlobal, 26 November 2015
The world must find ways to intervene and protect antiquities when nation-states cannot do so
LOS ANGELES : Warfare has always put cultural heritage into harm’s way, but the threat of today’s armed conflicts are without precedent in the modern era. The breakup of Syria into separate enclaves of influence and governance has put at risk the United Nations’ regime for protecting cultural heritage. The systematic and planned destruction of millennia-old antiquities by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has made the task of the UN more difficult. It is time to consider concrete measures as to how to safeguard the artistic legacy of our ancient past. More >

Double Jeopardy: Russia Strives to Reintegrate With the West

Ashkhen Kazaryan YaleGlobal, 24 November 2015
Russia strayed from globalization, and the West can help encourage the nation to return to the fold

Air War May Be Satisfying, But Won’t Defeat ISIS

Mohammed Ayoob YaleGlobal, 19 November 2015
The international community must support the local forces motivated to defeat Islamic State: Kurds and Iran

In the News

Laura McKenna
The Atlantic, 27 November 2015
US public and private colleges attracted near 1 million international students for 2014-15
Kia Makarechi
Vanity Fair, 26 November 2015
Modern art of the West influenced Iranian artist Farideh Lashai
Greg Myre
NPR, 25 November 2015
Nations dropping bombs on Syria share goal to defeat ISIS, but do not agree on targets
Jason Box and Naomi Klein
The New Yorker, 25 November 2015
Volatile weather contributes to economic and security challenges
Azadeh Moaveni
The New York Times, 24 November 2015
Women joined brigades expected to intimidate neighbors and repeatedly married jihadists

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