UNESCO and US national security, at LobeLog

The United States hasn’t paid its UNESCO dues (which had made up over a fifth of UNESCO’s overall funding) since 2011, when the organization admitted Palestine as a member state and thereby triggered a couple of obscure Foreign Relations Authorization Act provisions (from 1990 and 1994) that require the government to stop sending money to… Continue reading UNESCO and US national security, at LobeLog

ISIS’s war on heritage claims a human victim

Originally posted on World Heritage Alert:
Yesterday, Syria’s Antiquities Director Maamoun Abdulkarim announced that ISIS has executed the 82 year old head of antiquities in Palmyra: Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic…