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.
The US has spent fifty three billion dollars on reconstruction projects in Iraq. But a new report says billions remain unaccounted for. The future for Iraq after US forces draw down next month.
- Brian Katulis Senior Fellow at Center American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and nongovernmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.
- Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
- Jane Arraf Iraq correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor
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