About Alexander Sehmer

Alexander Sehmer is a freelance journalist and co-founder of Claritage Emerging Markets.

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Qatar: diplomats return but differences remain

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have ambassadors returning to Qatar after a nearly year-long absence, a boost for a Gulf state that could do with positive media coverage.

Brazil’s mensalão: corruption and context

Corruption traditionally involves the spiriting away of public funds for private gain, here the ultimate gains were arguably public. Poverty levels in the country fell more than 51% between 2002 and 2010.

Nepal's Tibetans pressured by China's growing influence

Some in Nepal fear that China is stirring up tensions between their countrymen and the Tibetan refugee population
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