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August 17, 2018 54 min

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the current tensions in U.S.-Turkey ties. For the Report, Amr al-Azm and Katie A. Paul talk with WPR’s senior editor Robbie Corey-Boulet about how looters and traffickers of Middle Eastern antiquities are using Facebook to improve and expand their illicit trade in the digital age.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

How Facebook Made It Easier Than Ever to Traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities

The Shape of Syria to Come

How Debt Traps From China's Belt and Road Initiative Could Upend the IMF

Can Migrant-Friendly Costa Rica Handle an Influx of Nicaraguan Refugees?

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.

To send feedback or questions, email us at podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com.

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