Archaeologists have criticised the idea of suggesting programs akin to PAS to foreign states.
Yet, they seem supportive of the State Department's paternalistic effort to announce to Egypt and the rest of the world what Egyptian antiquities are supposedly "at risk." See
The Federal Budget is facing large cuts that will impact health care, defense and foreign aid. Under the circumstances, is money for the sole source contract to create this "red list" really money well spent?
Why can't Egyptian authorities prepare their own list if one is truly necessary?