Charles RichardsonApr 14, 2016
The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.
Charles RichardsonJan 18, 2016
A big opposition win in Taiwan brings risks of a more difficult relationship with China – an issue that the rest of the world can't afford to ignore.
Charles RichardsonJan 8, 2016
Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.
Charles RichardsonMar 12, 2015
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.
Charles RichardsonDec 16, 20142 Comments
World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.
Charles RichardsonNov 20, 20142 Comments
Japan unexpectedly goes to the polls next month, with a faltering economy and an electoral system that's already been ruled unconstitutional.
Charles RichardsonJul 20, 2014
Hong Kong looks like getting the universal suffrage that Beijing promised, but how democratic it will really be remains to be seen.
Charles RichardsonMar 11, 2014
Very different elections in El Salvador and North Korea, yet each in its way signals the triumph of democracy.
Charles RichardsonNov 11, 2013
China's communists don't really have to worry about a rival political party, but there's an interesting moral in the reports about what a hard-line Maoist faction is up to.