Jan 2017
Whatever is Obama's Legacy, It Includes stellar effort to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage in Syria
President Obama's Syria legacy is already being widely debated. In 2009 the former Southside Chicago community organizer and Law Professor entered the White House promising a new direction and vision in the Middle East from that of his predecessor and pledging "a new way forward." "A New Beginning...
Counter Punch
Mar 2016
Syria’s Truce Bodes Well for Salvaging our Cultural Heritage
The tentative cessation of hostilities in Syria, which came into effect on 2/28/2016, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is only in its second week. The sides have agreed to an initial cease-fire of two weeks with an extension if it works. The AL-Assad government has announced that it would...
Mar 2016
History Lost Amid the Destruction of These Syrian UNESCO World Heritage Sites
As Syria enters its sixth year of war, the list of what has been lost is almost incomprehensible. The Syrian Center for Policy Research claims 470,000 Syrians have been killed, double the United Nations estimate. It also claims 1.9 million Syrians have been injured. But in addition to the horrific...