Iraq’s Artifacts of Exile

by John Feffer In the initial aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, looters swept through the National Museum in Baghdad and carted off 15,000 items of incalculable value. Some of these items were destroyed in the attempt to spirit… Continue Reading  

Restoring UNESCO Funding Is a Matter of U.S. National Security

by Derek Davison In 2011, the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted overwhelmingly to admit Palestine as a member state. In doing so, it triggered Section 414 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act… Continue Reading  

Cairo Dispatch: Did Mubarak Play the Security Card?

The following are lightly edited notes from a conversation over the phone with IPS correspondent and LobeLog contributor Emad Mekay in Egypt. Check out all our news coverage of Egypt and Emad’s other dispatches, and a story for the wire… Continue Reading