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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 27, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

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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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 24, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Election preview: Greece

Greece looks like electing a radical left government tomorrow. The uncertainty is over just how radical it will be, and what that will mean for Greece’s future in Europe.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 23, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

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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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 19, 2015 | CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA | |

Close elections start the year

The psephological year kicks off with presidential elections in Sri Lanka and Croatia, both upset victories by narrow margins.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 15, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | 4 |

OK, let’s talk about free speech

It’s human rights commissioners at twenty paces, as Australia argues about the meaning of free speech and the local implications of the massacre in Paris.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 20, 2014 | EUROPE | 3 |

Sanctions, east and west

American sanctions against Cuba have had more than fifty years to work, but haven’t. Sanctions against Russia, however, are doing unexpectedly well.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 16, 2014 | AFRICA | 2 |

We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | November 22, 2014 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

UKIP scores again

The UK Independence Party wins itself a second seat in the House of Commons. It’s bad news for the Conservatives, and not much joy for Labour or the Lib Dems either.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | November 21, 2014 | AUSTRALIA | |

Lessons from Victoria

Some recent stories on the Victorian election contain lessons of more general relevance.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | November 20, 2014 | EAST ASIA | 2 |

A snap Japanese election

Japan unexpectedly goes to the polls next month, with a faltering economy and an electoral system that’s already been ruled unconstitutional.

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