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Diana Darke

Diana Darke has written for The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the FT and features on BBC Radio Four's From Our Own Correspondent. Her latest book is My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution.

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The Iranification of Syria

14 July, 2015

Iran's growing influence in Syria is visible in the streets, as the Syrian people remain helpless pawns on an international chessboard.

Turkey: Free from costly conflicts with its own minorities

08 June, 2015

Comment: Despite stock markets dipping after Turkey's election, the fact 15 million Kurds will finally be represented in parliament may lead to unity and greater stability, writes Diana Darke.

Palmyra: when the world stopped and noticed

02 June, 2015

Comment: It took a media frenzy about an 'archaeological apocalypse' for the world to notice the damage inflicted on Syria during three years of war, says Diana Darke.

Palmyra's fame will outlive the Islamic State group

18 May, 2015

Comment: IS are poised to take the Roman ruins of Palmyra, but their capture will not mean the end of the world heritage site, says Diana Darke.

Searching for justice in Syria

14 May, 2015

Comment: Despite a society gripped by war and deception, justice can still be found in Syria, says Diana Darke.

One woman's struggle for her people's future

07 May, 2015

Februniye Akyol, the Syriac Christian co-mayor of Turkey's Mardin, says only through true equality can her people thrive, writes Diana Darke.

Are Assad's days numbered in Syria?

30 April, 2015

Comment: Events suggest Bashar al-Assad's war is reaching its endgame, as rebel forces advance and domestic and international allies waver, says Diana Darke.

Western Kurdistan: a model for Middle East democracy

22 April, 2015

Comment: A democratic revolution is taking place in "Rojava", the Kurdish regions of Syria. But the project needs international support to survive, says Diana Darke.

Diana Darke
Diana Darke

Diana Darke has written for The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the FT and features on BBC Radio Four's From Our Own Correspondent. Her latest book is My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution.

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