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Election (and other news) updates

This week, updates from Israel, Australia, Estonia, Finland and Northern Cyprus.

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Who counts as a fascist?

Hungary’s neo-fascist party wins a seat from the government at a by-election, once more posing questions about how to deal with (or even describe) the far right.

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Discrimination, yet again

The controversy over religious freedom in Indiana shows the ground shifting under the cultural warriors with remarkable speed.

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Two Cold Warriors leave the scene

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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