After Paris attacks, two opposing strategies seen as the way forward

Barry Strauss, an expert on global history, government and conflict, and chair of the department of history at Cornell University, says in the days ahead, the world will react to the Paris attacks with measured responses. However, further attacks by ISIS, may force leaders into all-out war. Bio:   Strauss says:    “The Paris attacks […]

Cornell archaeologist says sabotage ISIS media campaign

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 1, 2015 Cornell archaeologist says sabotage ISIS media campaign Lori Khatchadourian, Cornell assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies and co-director of the Project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies, says that Islamic State forces destruction of the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra is motivated by […]

Recent ISIS attack will generate new recruits

Barry Strauss, author of 11 books on military history and chair of the history department at Cornell University, says the ISIS-affiliated militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula demonstrates ISIS is capable of launching highly coordinated attacks far from its base and will generate new recruits.   Strauss says:   “The July 1 attacks, the worst terrorist […]

ISIS destruction of antiques an opportunity for education, say archaeologists

Two Cornell University experts in anthropology and archaeology respond to the recent video released by ISIS showing the destruction of unique and important archaeological artifacts in the Mosul Museum.   Adam T. Smith, Chair and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University and Director of Graduate Studies for the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies […]