Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.


The trials of social democracy

February 20, 2018

Centre-left parties in Germany and Italy are putting their futures on the line next week. There's a thriving industry in trying to work out what's gone wrong with social democracy.

An update on Green support

February 16, 2018

It's time to have another look at what's been happening to the Green vote. Unfortunately, it depends a bit on what you're trying to measure.

A resignation in South Africa

February 15, 2018

South Africa's odd constitutional structure witnesses another change at the top.

February election roundup

February 9, 2018

Three elections and a referendum: reports from Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador and Monaco.

Italy, one month out

February 5, 2018

Uncertainty on several fronts surrounds next month's Italian election, which could be Silvio Berlusconi's most unlikely comeback yet.

Election preview: Costa Rica

February 4, 2018

A close contest looms in Costa Rica, with both Trumpism and religious fundamentalism in the mix.

Two presidents back, another in doubt

January 30, 2018

Presidents are re-elected in Czechia and Finland – one narrowly, one very comfortably – while Cyprus's election goes to a second round next Sunday.

Election preview: Czech presidency, second round

January 25, 2018 2

Czechia's Trumpist president is running neck-and-neck with his challenger.

No, not Weimar

January 24, 2018

Germany heads for another grand coalition. It's not a rerun of the 1930s, regardless of what some commentators think.

Where to next for Catalonia?

January 19, 2018

Catalonia has returned from the Christmas break to find that its constitutional crisis is no nearer a solution.