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Cultural Racketeering

Culture Under Threat: Fighting Terrorist Financing in the Middle East

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Deborah Lehr

While the world shares in our responsibilities, Americans' global leadership, and many of our citizens' culpability in the illicit trade, place a heightened responsibility on us to go beyond repatriation.

Egypt's History Is Being Lost to Criminals

Tess Davis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Tess Davis

Egypt's rich archaeological heritage is falling victim to looters, thieves, and smugglers and it is not alone. The illicit trade in antiquities -- "cultural racketeering" or "trafficking culture" -- spans the globe.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.