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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What we are fighting for

The relationship between Iraq and the United States is intimate, toxic, and enduring. It is a relationship whose violence is generally dismissed as inevitable.

Israel - the last of the settler colonies

Examining the history of colonialism suggests that Israel today is more analogous to apartheid South Africa or French Algeria than to its settler state counterparts the United States or Australia.

Confusion continues as NATO assumes leadership of Libya no-fly zone

NATO’s assumption of command over the Libya no-fly zone increases confusion over the aims of the allied campaign against Gaddafi. Davis incident has potentially eviscerated US intelligence operations in Pakistan. Jerusalem faces its first terrorist attack in six years. All this and more, in today’s security briefing.
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