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Review: Palmyra

The destruction of an ancient city inspires the breakdown of a relationship in Palmyra

A soldier from Peru stands to attention. Photo: United Nations Photo @Flickr

Peacekeeping in Palmyra: The latest symbol of self-interest

Joely Thomas discusses whether UN peacekeeping missions, such as the preservation of Palmyra, are doing all that they can to protect people

Façade to the Greco-Roman theatre at Palmyra—one of the best preserved pieces of Classical-meets-near-Eastern architecture yet to be destroyed by ISIS. Photo: Flickr @ Alessandra Kocman

The destruction of Palmyra is a very human tragedy

Alex Daniel argues for humanity’s sake, that we shouldn’t underestimate the tragedy of IS destroying an ancient city and the heritage it represents