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Articles by Charles Richardson

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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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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UKIP scores again

The UK Independence Party wins itself a second seat in the House of Commons. It’s bad news for the Conservatives, and not much joy for Labour or the Lib Dems either.

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Lessons from Victoria

Some recent stories on the Victorian election contain lessons of more general relevance.

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A snap Japanese election

Japan unexpectedly goes to the polls next month, with a faltering economy and an electoral system that’s already been ruled unconstitutional.

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Romania gets a German president

Romania’s voters show they don’t want to give their prime minister a promotion, opting instead for an ethnic German from the centre-right.

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Catalonia’s “yes” vote is just the beginning

No surprise that the “yes” vote won a big victory in Catalonia’s independence referendum. The question is whether it was big enough to bring the central government to the negotiating table.

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US midterm elections live (more or less) coverage

Regular updates on the US midterm elections, with Senate control still in doubt.

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Two steps forward, one back in Tunisia

Tunisian voters deliver a check to the Islamists, opting instead for secular forces with a link to the authoritarian past. But it’s good to have a choice.

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Four elections in one day

A summary of yesterday’s four elections, in Brazil, Ukraine, Tunisia and Uruguay.

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