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En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

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La convención Republicana de Cleveland: una perspectiva histórica

Si Buenos Aires fue la capital mundial del populismo después de 1945, existe una posibilidad real de que Washington se convierta en su capital global en el siglo XXI. English

The wave of democracy in Egypt

A democratic force no doubt existed in Egyptian politics but it was marginal and contingent upon circumstances which, in turn, resulted in its transience. عربي

Other erratic nations of our time

While the US and the Soviet Union were in a proxy war, Americans were also fighting an internal ideological war, believing themselves defenders of liberal American thought in the face of communist evils. عربي

Finding the path forwards

The political systems of the United(ish) Kingdom are irredeemably broken. Join the conversation about why & how to replace them.

Let’s reset our future

The starting pistol for openDemocracy's new series on how to refound politics in Britain.

Scotland and Europe, Iris Murdoch and Antonio Gramsci: an interview with Tom Nairn

From The left against Europe to The break up of Britain, Tom Nairn's essays have been far-sighted and era-defining for half a century. Here, we publish the first recorded interview on his intellectual history.

Cleveland: a historical perspective

The rhetoric that surrounds Donald Trump's convention triumph signals a new phase in the intertwined history of fascism and populism. Español 

Brexit and the phenomenon of intra-European bigotry

To paraphrase Edward Said – “everyone who writes about eastern Europe must locate himself vis-à-vis eastern Europe."

When the world of documentary films became a factory production line, I fought back

At this gathering of documentary filmmakers, the only thing to pitch is your tent.

What is missing in President Barzani’s rhetoric for a Kurdish state-building enterprise?

The question before Masoud Barzani is what to do in order to turn state-building rhetoric into a future Kurdish state.