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CHARLES RICHARDSON | February 28, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Election preview: Estonia

Estonia provides another example of co-operation between centre-left and free marketeers, but this time security issues seem to be uppermost in the voters’ minds.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | February 26, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

A free-marketeer beats the right in Hungary

Hungary’s opposition wins a key by-election, with a message that says something important about European party systems.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | February 20, 2015 | EUROPE | |

Another ceasefire, but the war continues

Another ceasefire falters in Ukraine. It’s clear what the Ukrainian government is trying to achieve, but Russia’s war aims are less obvious.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | February 02, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

Is Queensland different?

Queensland swings dramatically back to Labor: will other states follow suit?

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 27, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Greece’s new government with an uphill task

Greek voters have put their trust in the radical left, but the new government will have to convince Europe’s power-brokers that it’s worth cutting a deal.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 24, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Election preview: Greece

Greece looks like electing a radical left government tomorrow. The uncertainty is over just how radical it will be, and what that will mean for Greece’s future in Europe.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 23, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

Update on freedom of speech

Fairfax publishes a prime example of how not to engage in the debate about racial vilification.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 19, 2015 | CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA | |

Close elections start the year

The psephological year kicks off with presidential elections in Sri Lanka and Croatia, both upset victories by narrow margins.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 15, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | 4 |

OK, let’s talk about free speech

It’s human rights commissioners at twenty paces, as Australia argues about the meaning of free speech and the local implications of the massacre in Paris.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 20, 2014 | EUROPE | 3 |

Sanctions, east and west

American sanctions against Cuba have had more than fifty years to work, but haven’t. Sanctions against Russia, however, are doing unexpectedly well.

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