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Turkey accused of turning a blind eye to destruction of Christian sites,” The Irish Times, November 10, 2014.

Car trouble in Syria,” OZY, November 7, 2014.

Is Turkey the next terror target? Observers see growing links to extremism,” National Post, November 1, 2014.

Women in vanguard of Kurdish battle against IS and Syrian regime,” The Irish Times, October 18, 2014.

Food chain: understanding Turkey’s crisis in self-sufficiency,” The National, October 16, 2014.

Kurdish frustration spills over onto Istanbul streets,” The Irish Times, October 9, 2014.

The struggle to produce food in Syria,” Modern Farmer, September 29, 2014.

A deeper look at Syria-related jihadist activity in Turkey,” CTC Sentinel, August 27, 2014.

Turkey’s secularists pine for fading legacy of Ataturk,” The Irish Times, August 9, 2014.

Erdogan’s rhetoric risks fuelling anti-Semitism in Turkey,” The Irish Times, August 7, 2014.

These Turkish border towns are now aid industries focused on Syria,” Global Post, July 15, 2014.

Christian militias lend muscle to Syrian regime in ongoing battle with rebels,” The Irish Times, July 9, 2014.

Iraq Student Project: a progress report,” The National, July 3, 2014.

Assyrians and Christians under attack in Iraq and Syria,” The Irish Times, June 19, 2014.

Syrians in Turkey adapt to new life as going home seems remote,” The Irish Times, June 13, 2014.

Fear and anger in Turkey as safety questioned and miners mourned,” The Irish Times, May 27, 2014.

A nuts and bolts mining town dominated by smoke stacks,” The Irish Times, May 15, 2014.

Damascus rugby team plays on amid chaos of Syrian war, The Guardian, May 4, 2014.

Between the lines: Counting the cost of reporting from Syria,” The National, April 24, 2014.

Tempers fray in Turkish border town over refugees,” The Irish Times, April 15, 2014.

Expelled ethnic group protests over Sochi’s dark history, The Irish Times, February 18, 2014.

From breadseller to prime minister: The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Global Post, January 18, 2014.

Irish farmers milk success amid economic fallout,” USA Today, January 5, 2014.

Syrians fleeing the conflict find they’re not welcome in European Union,” The National, January 2, 2014.

Syrian Christians may get pulled into civil war,” Washington Post, 24 September, 2013.

Gnostic sunset: Strife in Syria and Iraq driving out Mandaeans,” National Post, 10 August, 2013.

Casualty count proves inexact science, rights group finds,” Globe and Mail, 27 March, 2013.

Chances of Syria war engulfing wider region growing, but Turkey wading in probably wouldn’t help the rebels,” National Post, 13 October, 2012.

A Fight for the Spoils: The Future Role of Syria’s Armed Groups,” CTC Sentinel, August 2012.

Syria’s Palestinians flee to Lebanon, but for how long?” USA Today, 9 August, 2012.

The Fog of Civil War,” Foreign Policy, 23 July, 2012.

Christians in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad,” USA Today, 11 May, 2012.

Inside Syria’s Economic Implosion,” Foreign Policy, 15 November, 2011.

With flag rally, Syria papers over rifts,” Washington Post, 15 June, 2011.

Jordan, Syria: Jordan’s king fires Cabinet, protest talk in Syria,” Los Angeles Times, 3 February, 2011 (front page).

Call for Syrian ‘day of rage’ as planned protests fail to ignite,” Irish Times, 5 February, 2011.

Arabian heights: Gorillaz stage historic gig in Syria,” The Guardian, 27 July, 2010.

Election fever hits Damascus,” Asia Times Online, 5 March, 2010.

Long and winding ‘peace road’ a pipe dream or a sign of things to come?”, Los Angeles Times (blog), 22 April, 2010.

Al-Qaeda vows further bloodshed in Iraq,” Sunday Business Post, 16 May, 2010.

States of Learning: young Iraqis study at American universities,” The National Magazine, 13 February, 2010.

Drip, drip, drip of progress,” The National Magazine, 29 May, 2010.

Uncertainty reigns over mysterious Damascus casino,” Los Angeles Times, 11 January, 2011.

Dam threatens to inundate heritage, livelihood of Kurdish town,” Los Angeles Times, 25 September, 2010.

Exiled former Saddam Hussein aide says Baathist resistance is ‘ready to fight,’” Los Angeles Times, 7 March, 2010.


Syria faces societal fissures,” CNN GPS, 31 August, 2012.

Envoy’s role in limbo as diplomacy in Syria is dead,” The Irish Times, 23 August, 2012.

Syria can find peace if its minorities can find common ground,” The Guardian, 23 July, 2012.

Damascus and Aleppo stand aside in struggle against Syrian regime,” The Irish Times, 11 July, 2012.

Syria’s new best friend,” Le Monde diplomatique, June 2010.

Square one for the US and Syria?” openDemocracy, 14 December, 2010.

Damascus: on the road to peace?” openDemocracy, 5 August, 2009.


CBC TV Canada: Peter Mansbridge One on One with Stephen Starr

France 24 TV: Stephen Starr, Author of ‘Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising’

ABC Australia TV: Eyewitness discusses Syrian chaos

BBC World Service: July 15, 2012 from about 7 mins

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