Charles RichardsonMar 31, 2016
Why "Islamist" is the wrong word to use to describe terrorists, and why some people want us to use it anyway.
Charles RichardsonMar 4, 2016
An irregular feature updating world electoral news. This week, the United States, Iran, Spain, Ireland and Jamaica.
Charles RichardsonDec 31, 2015
As usual, news is a bit thin at this time of the year, but for those who are looking for holiday reading in the political sphere I've put together some links to interesting stuff that I've come across recently.
Charles RichardsonNov 1, 2015
Another Turkish election looks like throwing up the same options as the last one.
Charles RichardsonAug 22, 2015
Turkey is headed back to the polls, in an election that's unlikely to solve anything but may give the country's fractious opposition parties another opportunity.
Charles RichardsonJul 19, 20152 Comments
Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have good reasons for not being too explicit about what their alternative is.
Charles RichardsonJun 12, 20151 Comment
So is Azerbaijan in Europe or not? What about Turkey? Iceland? Morocco? The questions are never purely geographical, but they raise some difficult political problems.
Charles RichardsonJun 10, 20153 Comments
Turkey may be set for minority government and political instability, but democracy has again shown how effective it can be in checking over-ambitious rulers.
Charles RichardsonJun 7, 20151 Comment
Today's Turkish election is a crucial test for both the country's government and its democratic credentials.