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CHARLES RICHARDSON | August 22, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

We warn the Turks

Turkey is headed back to the polls, in an election that’s unlikely to solve anything but may give the country’s fractious opposition parties another opportunity.

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

Sri Lanka completes its upheaval

Sri Lanka’s new president succeeds in getting a parliament that’s less likely to show loyalty to his discredited predecessor.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | August 18, 2015 | ELECTORAL LAW | 1 |

Is preferential voting really that difficult?

The surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn as Britain’s next Labour leader shows the depth of disenchantment with modern politics. But it also shows up the British failure to understand democratic voting.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | August 17, 2015 | PARTY MATTERS | |

Libertarians vs conservatives, again

The Cato Institute sponsors a debate and then surveys the audience, with revealing results.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | August 06, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Canada’s opposition needs to beat the system

Canadians keep voting for a centre-left government, but they’re having an inordinate amount of trouble getting one.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 28, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | 1 |

Refugee debate drags Labor along in its wake

Just go back to 2013 to understand the asylum seeker debate. Or 2011 for that matter. Nothing changes, except that Labor’s position steadily deteriorates.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 20, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

OK, one more post about Greece

Fallout from the Greek crisis has put serious constitutional reform of the European Union onto the agenda. That doesn’t mean it will happen, and certainly not quickly.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 20, 2015 | EUROPE | |

Fascism and the royals

No-one actually thinks the queen was a Nazi at age seven, but that’s not what this particular controversy is about.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 19, 2015 | MIDDLE EAST | 2 |

If not peace, what?

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have good reasons for not being too explicit about what their alternative is.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 14, 2015 | EUROPE | |

Greece says “Yes” – sort of

Greece and its eurozone creditors reach a deal of sorts, but it does little credit to most of the participants. More than ever, Europe’s problems can be seen as political, not economic.

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