David Wearing
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PhD researcher at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, studying Britain’s relationship with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. He is an editor of New Left Project, writes for The Guardian, and has also been published by Al Jazeera, the New Statesman, Le Monde Diplomatique, and openDemocracy

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David Miliband: Sorry... But No

(49) Comments | Posted 29 March 2013 | (23:00)

From the wailing and rending of garments following David Miliband's resignation as an MP this week, you could be forgiven for expecting a state funeral to be held in the coming days. If this is how we're going to treat someone who was never Prime Minister, never Leader of the...

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The Regime in Bahrain Needs to Drop the PR, and do its Homework

(1) Comments | Posted 21 February 2013 | (12:38)

Last month, in Bahrain's Gulf Daily News, the pro-regime journalist Anwar Abdulrahman launched a stinging attack on the western PR firms hired by the Gulf autocracy to improve its image overseas after the uprising of February-March 2011. The likes of Qorvis Communications and Bell Pottinger had provided no...

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Will Ed Miliband be a Transformational Leader? Not on This Evidence

(41) Comments | Posted 1 February 2013 | (06:53)

Does Ed Miliband intend - as he and a number of commentators have suggested - to call time on three decades of neoliberalism and establish a new long-term political consensus, as Thatcher and Attlee did before him? In the absence of any firm policy detail, the...

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