A Look Back on 2018, From the Taliban’s Revival to Facebook’s Black Market for Antiquities
In a special year-end episode of Trend Lines, we look back on 2018 through three of our most popular Report interviews. They take us from the frontlines of the war against Boko Haram in West Africa, to life under a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, to Facebook, the new hub for the black-market trade in antiquities from the Middle East.
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Relevant Articles on WPR:
‘Year of the Debacle’: How Nigeria Lost Its Way in the War Against Boko Haram
Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate Returns: Life Under a Resurgent Taliban
How Facebook Made It Easier Than Ever to Traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities
Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.
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