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End of the Arab Spring, part I: Algeria

This disappointed hopes of the Arab Spring were on show in last week’s one-sided election in Algeria.

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Quebec stays put, for now

Quebec’s minority pro-independence government loses an early election, ensuring that the province will stay part of Canada for a while yet.

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Turkey and Russia: compare and contrast

Turkish local elections give its ruling party a vote of confidence, doing little to allay fears of growing authoritarianism. Vladimir Putin’s Russia looks increasingly like a role model.

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Trouble on the far right

Europe’s far-right, anti-immigrant and eurosceptic parties are not one big happy family. Far from it.

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Crimea’s gone, but it’s not World War III

Crimea is one thing, eastern Ukraine is quite another. And we’re a long way off having to worry about Poland and the Baltic states.

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Update on religion and discrimination

Religious fundamentalists don’t like being caught by anti-discrimination laws, but they’re happy to use the same laws for their own benefit.

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Liberalism, Thatcherism and coalition

Britain’s history of coalition politics is a fascinating one. It also helps to understand where the Liberal Democrats are coming from.

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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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Small sighs of relief in Ukraine

Tensions in Ukraine have abated slightly, with the prospects for Russian intervention beyond Crimea seen to have lessened. But there’s still scope for things to go wrong, and plenty of argument about who’s to blame for them getting this bad.

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A Europhobe takes the floor

Daniel Hannan argues that Britain is the home of freedom while the EU is its enemy. Unfortunately it’s not quite as simple as that.

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