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.

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2017 in review

January 2, 2018 3

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

Good news and bad news in Liberia

December 29, 2017

Another step forward for democracy in West Africa, but it brings reminders of a brutal civil war.

Catalonia one more time

December 21, 2017 2

Catalonia remains deadlocked going into regional elections, with no obvious way forward regardless of who wins.

One last word about Queensland

December 19, 2017

Let's have a final look at how One Nation influenced the Queensland election. It's not at all what certain pundits would have you believe.

Election preview: Chile runoff

December 17, 2017

The last big election for 2017 sees a closely-fought contest in Chile.

A rocky road to Brexit

December 14, 2017

Labour has a big win in the House of Commons, leaving the British government in a much weakened position for critical talks with the EU.

A shaky new Czech government

December 12, 2017

Seven weeks after its election, Czechia gets a new government, but it lacks a parliamentary majority.

Fascist soufflé doesn’t rise twice

December 8, 2017 4

Queensland's Liberal National Party finally concedes defeat. Labor's victory was less than fully convincing, but it was a major flop for One Nation.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

November 21, 2017 12

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.

Do we really have to go through this again?

November 13, 2017 5

So the Coalition no longer has a majority in the House of Representatives. Here's why that's no big deal.

The Bolshevik putsch, 100 years on

November 8, 2017 13

Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power a century ago. Much blood has flowed under the bridge since then.

Live from Catalonia

November 2, 2017 5

Catalonia is not in the midst of a revolution. But the good faith and common sense required to settle the crisis peacefully are still in short supply.

Luther at 500

November 1, 2017 1

The Reformation turns five hundred, without ceasing to be controversial.

Czechs swing rightwards

October 23, 2017

Another election, another bad result for the centre-left. The future direction of Czech politics is uncertain, although public opinion remains basically centrist.

Election preview: Japan

October 22, 2017

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.

Election preview: Czechia

October 21, 2017

A populist is set for victory in Czechia. What does that even mean?

A very quick election roundup

October 20, 2017

An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.

Always wait for the postals

October 17, 2017

Austria's far right does badly on postal votes, shifting the atmospherics a bit from the way they looked on election night.

Another bad night for the centre-left

October 16, 2017 1

No surprises in Austria, with the centre-right well in the lead and the centre-left dropping to a new low. It's also been a particularly bad night for the Greens.

Election preview: Austria

October 13, 2017 2

Scandal tarnishes the old parties in Austria, but some of the shine has come off the far right as well.