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About Mark Dearn

Mark Dearn is a freelance journalist who has written and researched for the Independent, the Chunichi Shimbun and Tokyo Shimbun

Articles by Mark Dearn

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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

New Philippine counter-insurgency strategy fails to address the causes of conflict

A new, purportedly human rights-orientated counter-insurgency strategy has little chance of success in the Philippines if the clientelism of a flawed political and economic system is not simultaneously addressed, argues Mark Dearn

Abductions and disappearances in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the Burgos case remindsd us that 900 activists have become victims, while the West looks away.

Mindanao: poverty on the frontlines

Poverty and a lack of political will fuel insurgency in the restive south of the Philippines
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