George H.W. Bush held diplomatic posts at the United Nations and in Beijing before becoming vice president and then president of the United States. As U.S. Ambassador to the UN 1971-73, Bush said “I learned that the United Nations is … Continued
by Keith C. Smith
by William Rugh
Edited by Thomas E. McNamara
by Ofer Israeli
Dr. Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archaeologist and the head of antiquities for the ancient city of Palmyra was publicly beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015. This 2002 picture shows al-Asaad in front of a first century sarcophagus from Palmyra. Photograph: Marc Deville/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.
Moved by the international outcry over ISIS destruction in Iraq and Syria, and with the Syrian state in disarray, the Congress in 2016 enacted emergency legislation to block the importation of illegally acquired Syrian antiquities to the United States. The State Department also began to take a serious interest in the relationship between terrorism and the destruction and trafficking of antiquities.
by Larry Schwartz
Adapted from Newberry Series Lecture at Dacor-Bacon House
Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018
by Mike Anderson
by Alicia J. Campi
by Eric V. Guichard
by Michael McCarry
Excerpted with permission of Ohio University from “Contacts with Burma, 1935-1949: A Personal Account”.
As we watch Brexit developments, ADST’s “Evolution of the European Union: Early Seeds of Dissolution?” presents a picture of the EU’s troubled beginnings.
Editor’s note: This is an unofficial list compiled by John Coyne. Please send any additions or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turbulent Atlantic Waters
by Robert Cox
by Roger Meece
A Frontline Snapshot of USAID History
by Eric Chetwynd, Jr.