Meet the Author:
Dr. Helga Turku,  Miami, United States

Mark V. Vlasic

Mark V. Vlasic is a senior fellow and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and had served as the first head of operations of the joint World Bank-U.N. Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.

Countering IS’s Theft and Destruction of Mesopotamia

Mark V. Vlasic, Washington, D.C., United States 
Dr. Helga Turku, Miami, United States 

Described by UNESCO as “one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world,” the archeological city of Palmyra is a celebrated World Heritage Site in Syria. Although the site has survived numerous empires and wars over thousands of years, the city now faces extinction. In May, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also referred to as ISIS,...