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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Meet the world’s smallest democratic government

The Chagos Islands have been the centre of a political storm touching upon human rights, international diplomacy, environmental protection and nuclear disarmament. Will the election of a provisional government change the fortunes of the archipelago?

Diego Garcia - the story so far

With the US-UK lease for Diego Garcia expiring in 2016, many of the exiled islanders might think that a return home will become possible. But not without a change of policy from the UK government.

From Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos and the other Chagos Islands - people speak out

The people of Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos and the other Chagos Islands speak out on Britain’s proposal for a Marine Protected Area
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