Charles RichardsonAug 16, 20172 Comments
Judith Brett argues that Malcolm Turnbull should have learned some lessons from Alfred Deakin, but perhaps the problem is that his opponents have already been learning them.
Charles RichardsonAug 14, 20173 Comments
North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.
Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2017
Another disputed presidential election shows Kenyan democracy to be somewhat shaky but still functional.
Charles RichardsonAug 4, 20174 Comments
Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?
Charles RichardsonJul 27, 2017
With Germany's election looming, chancellor Angela Merkel is being challenged on her response to the 2015 refugee crisis.
Charles RichardsonJul 25, 2017
Poland's plan to bring its judiciary under government control hits an unexpected roadblock. Presidential initiative isn't always a bad thing.
Charles RichardsonJul 20, 20172 Comments
An American liberal's interpretation of "neoliberalism" explores the messaging strategy of the left.
Charles RichardsonJul 17, 2017
Anti-government protests in Poland offer a window on the difference between liberals and conservatives, and also an opportunity to think about whether the authoritarian right deserves the label of "populist".
Charles RichardsonJul 11, 20172 Comments
Emmanuel Macron faces many policy challenges, but he is at least enjoying continued success in his project of disrupting the French party system.