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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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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