Ultimately, the development of tactical and strategic cultural intelligence can reveal trafficking networks and assess risks to cultural heritage sites. As a starting point, this presentation identifies viable sources of cultural intelligence. Conflicts in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003) provide examples in retrospect, while volatility in Mali presents an opportunity in the context of an emerging security risk.
In conclusion, the presentation speculates on the applications of cultural intelligence in regional security.
Erik Nemeth delivered the presentation on a panel, "Archaeology in Conflict and the Military," at the conference Archaeology in Conflict (www.archaeologyinconflict.org) in Vienna, Austria.
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