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Unintended Consequences

I’d like to take this post and discuss the problem of unintended consequences.  It is a problem which plagues the rules governing antiquities and stolen art, but also international law generally.  To begin we can take a few prominent examples.  First, the United States has waged a decades-long “War on Drugs”, in which it has exported arms and military know-how to nations to its South.  It has enacted stiffer penalties for the use of drugs, and made it a prominent part of its foreign policy.  Whatever we think of the illegal drug trade, I think anyone can agree that many…