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Oh dear, it's North Korea again

Charles RichardsonAug 14, 20173 Comments

North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.

EOFY election roundup

Charles RichardsonJun 30, 20171 Comment

As the financial year comes to a close, we tie up some loose ends on recent electoral news.

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.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Another dictator's daughter in the lead

Charles RichardsonApr 14, 2016

The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.

A Taiwanese landslide

Charles RichardsonJan 18, 2016

A big opposition win in Taiwan brings risks of a more difficult relationship with China – an issue that the rest of the world can't afford to ignore.

What to watch for in 2016

Charles RichardsonJan 8, 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.

Is a Chinese endgame coming?

Charles RichardsonMar 12, 2015

A China expert offers reasons to expect Communist rule to run into trouble sooner rather than later. Australia, as usual, has its head in the sand.

We're back!

Charles RichardsonDec 16, 20142 Comments

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

A snap Japanese election

Charles RichardsonNov 20, 20142 Comments

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