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Articles by Charles Richardson

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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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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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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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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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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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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