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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How Britain’s recognition of Israel violated its colonial “mandate” over Palestine

Britain’s undertakings from the government’s own archives, show a pride rooted in false promises of “one nation promising a second the land of a third”

100 years later: getting beyond Balfour

The Balfour Declaration shows that sovereignty and security for one group of people can never be achieved at the expense of another.

An Arab perspective on Channel 4’s "The State"

A review of Channel 4's "The State", a show that takes ISIS as its subject and Syria as its backdrop. But does it deliver on its promises?

DSEI: A supermarket for state surveillance and border wars

As borders are increasingly militarised and their operation privatised, migration, more than ever before, is also an anti-militarist struggle.

Time to rethink UK’s engagement with Saudi Arabia

The UK has long been criticised for its close relationship with Saudi Arabia but it is time to rethink it.

The rape victims prosecuted for "false" rape allegations

Gail Sherwood was raped three times by a stalker, forced to retract her allegations and sentenced to two years in prison. Lisa Longstaff argues that her case is one example of a police witch-hunt against women wrongly accused of lying about rape that is undermining 35 years of campaigning for justice

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