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Ben Schiller is a freelance journalist based in New York, specialising in United States politics, corporate malfeasance, and the future of the internet. His website is here

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

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Cybersecurity: politics, interests, choices

The threat of cyber-attack is driving states and corporations to devote ever-greater resources to meet the challenge. The accompanying debate about the scale of the risk has profound implications for the future of the internet, says Ben Schiller.

The axis of oil: China and Venezuela

China is forging new links with Latin America. But the impact of its "south-south strategy" is more complex than the rhetoric of solidarity and progress suggests, reports Ben Schiller. 

The China model

As Chinese companies “go global”, NGO campaigners are increasingly concerned about Beijing’s model of international development.

Angola’s government, in need of reconstruction funds after the country’s long civil war, was in the process of negotiating a new loan with the International Monetary Fund in 2004. The IMF, aware of Angola’s long history of corruption and poor governance since independence from Portuguese colonial rule in 1975, was keen to include measures to cut corruption and tighten the country’s economic management.

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