Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the world's cultural heritage sites.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
A panel talks about the evolving role of the U.S. in the Middle East as that region struggles with escalating violence and a high-stakes military standoff at Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s headquarters in Ramallah. Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, joins the discussion from Tel Aviv for the first half of the program.
- Geoffrey Kemp the Nixon Center
- James Steinberg Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
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