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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is Sweden complicit in war crimes in Yemen?

Despite the documented crimes of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Sweden continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Britain’s foreign policy: it's time for reform

With its prominent position in the arms trade, and the impunity it grants countries like Saudi Arabia, Britain is playing with fire.

The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

Supporting Egypt’s particular brand of fighting terrorism is equivalent to supporting a climate of expedited radicalization.

Arms sales to Egypt: when rhetoric overtakes reality

It is impossible to show solidarity with the people of Egypt while arming and supporting the tyranny oppressing them, but this is the hypocrisy at the heart of western foreign policy.

Forty years on, the effects of the 1973-74 oil crisis still shape British foreign policy in the Middle East

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 oil shock. Its consequences are still echoing across the world today.

After Egypt and Syria, there's never a worse time to host an arms fair

The world's largest arms fair is happening in London - with a little help from the government. After events in Syria and Egypt, its timing couldn't be worse.

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