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A tale of two elections

Very different elections in El Salvador and North Korea, yet each in its way signals the triumph of democracy.

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Maoists for democracy

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.

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Mr Abe gets both houses

Shinzo Abe’s government has won a clear majority in Japan’s upper house. That should be good for stable government, but stable government isn’t everything.

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Election roundup time

An occasional feature in which we summarise the latest election news. This week: Albania, Mongolia, Kuwait, Mali and Zimbabwe.

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Whatever happened to North Korea?

North Korea is back in the papers, with talks at both the local and global level sending an optimistic message. Kim Jong-un isn’t likely to give up his nuclear weapons any time soon, but a reduction in tension would be a good thing.

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Another Tiananmen anniversary

Twenty-four years on and the Chinese government still resists any reckoning with the events in Tiananmen Square. Julie Bishop looks like continuing the tradition of Australian appeasement.

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The Dalai Lama gets his gig

Sydney University decides to risk the disapproval of the Chinese government and host a lecture by the Dalai Lama.

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Another look at Israel vs. Iran

Israel, Iran and North Korea. Different nuclear programs, very different reactions.

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Meet the new Kim, same as the old Kim

Kim Jong-un is engaging in the same game as his father did, upping the rhetorical ante to win concessions from the west. It doesn’t mean he’s going to start a war.

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Islands in an East Asian storm

What’s going on in the East China Sea? Are China and Japan really on the brink of war? And whose side is Malcolm Fraser on?

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