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ISIS the Art Dealer: Stopping Trade Essential to Stopping Terror Group

The Islamic State (ISIS) is known around the world for its horrendous acts of terrorism. Its status as a global art dealer is less well publicized.

Sales of stolen cultural property and art from conflict zones around the world have helped terrorist organizations like ISIS continue to fund their illegal activities. These complex operations span the globe and implicate parties as diverse as archeologists and Facebook.

The ad hoc nature of domestic regulatory oversight and policing gives rise to a need for legislation that can stem the flow of antiquities revenue going to ISIS, which some estimates place as high as $100 million.

Read more at The Regulatory Review

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