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CHARLES RICHARDSON | March 23, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

Two Cold Warriors leave the scene

Gone in the same week, Malcolm Fraser and Lee Kuan Yew. Compare and contrast.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | March 22, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

France’s far right eyes a new milestone

Departmental elections in France see the National Front running neck and neck with the major parties. How they respond to the threat may determine the shape of the next presidential election.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | March 18, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Yet another Israeli election

Don’t expect much in the way of dramatic change either way from Israel’s early election.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | March 18, 2015 | EUROPE | |

Culture, capitalism and destruction

Is it reasonable to compare the destruction wrought by Islamic State with some of the faults of modern capitalism?

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | March 12, 2015 | EAST ASIA | |

Is a Chinese endgame coming?

A China expert offers reasons to expect Communist rule to run into trouble sooner rather than later. Australia, as usual, has its head in the sand.

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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 | 4 |

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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