The ISIS threat: terror, propaganda and ideology
Mainstream Muslim scholars must engage with reinterpreting passages of the Qur'an that seem to support ISIS'...
Will Iraq's prime minister implement Al Sistani’s anti-corruption dictates?
The wave of protests sweeping across Iraq has led Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani to demand that Abadi get serious...
Seven myths about democracy in Morocco
Morocco: stable, reformist, and taking steady if slow steps towards democracy—right? Wrong. Some common myths debunked.
Economic reforms for Tunisia in 2015 and beyond
It is just as important for Tunisia to address economic as security threats. Three key reforms can help maintain...
Published in: openDemocracyUKThe dangers of Reform - lobbying and the UK
Who really drives policy at Westminster, the unions or the big commercial lobbyists who appear to operate without...
Published in: ourNHS"This Can't Go On" - Cameron hires private health lobbyist into the heart of government
Nick Seddon, former lobbyist and private healthcare advocate, today walks through the doors of `10 Downing Street to...
Our fallible prophet
Rational reflection and reasoning should not be a threat to religion. Drawing on religious texts, the author argues...
The Exile Nation Project - Robert Manor
Robert Manor was the Prison & Jail Monitor for the John Howard Association. The John Howard Association is a...
The Exile Nation Project - Interview with Steve Costello
From the time he was a young boy, Steve Costello knew he was destined for a life of crime. A committed gang member,...
The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System
openDemocracy & the Tedworth Charitable Trust proudly launch our multi-year, multimedia oral history project with...