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Cartographical fun in North Carolina

Charles RichardsonMay 25, 20172 Comments

The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.

Election preview: Iran

Charles RichardsonMay 19, 2017

Iran's presidential election has been an acrimonious contest between the moderate incumbent and his conservative challenger. But no Iranian president really runs things.

Macron and the debate on neoliberalism

Charles RichardsonMay 18, 20171 Comment

Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

May election roundup

Charles RichardsonMay 15, 20172 Comments

An occasional feature. This week, France, Germany, Canada, the Bahamas and Austria.

Today in Eurosceptic hypocrisy

Charles RichardsonMay 12, 2017

A report on "nanny state" policies in Europe doesn't send quite the message you might expect.

South Korea turns left

Charles RichardsonMay 10, 2017

South Korea turns its back on ten years of conservative leadership, and a peacemaker takes over just when he's needed.

Macron takes the prize

Charles RichardsonMay 8, 20174 Comments

A big victory overnight for the luckiest man in Europe. But the hard work is only just beginning.

Choosing democracy – or not

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20173 Comments

The French left faces its moment of truth on whether to make a broad front against Marine Le Pen. The arguments for doing so seem overwhelming.

Macron will win, but can he govern?

Charles RichardsonMay 1, 20175 Comments

France's politicians are looking ahead to the aftermath of Sunday's runoff election, and trying to work out how the new president will put together a parliamentary majority.

It's not all bad news on European fascism

Charles RichardsonApr 29, 20171 Comment

Germany's far-right party deals itself out of political relevance, at least for the time being. Europe's leaders have some breathing space, if they know what to do with it.

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