Chris Chaky is a graduate student in the Harvard University Department of Government; he graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., in 2015, and is from Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

  •  August 20, 2015 
Khalid al-Asaad, an internationally recognized Syrian scholar of antiquities, was beheaded by ISIS on Aug. 18 for refusing to disclose the location of archeological treasures apparently removed for safekeeping from Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most important archeological landmarks and a Unesco World Heritage Site in Syria. This latest tragedy inflicted by ISIS highlights …

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