Charles RichardsonSep 21, 2017
Some thoughts on the problem of political extremism, from the birthplace of German republicanism.
Charles RichardsonSep 14, 2017
Norway's government is returned, partly due to the electoral system. Next stop, New Zealand and Germany.
Charles RichardsonSep 11, 2017
The non-rise of European populism continues, with Norway's establishment parties facing off in a close election.
Charles RichardsonSep 6, 20171 Comment
Britain's debate on the terms of Brexit seems to be producing a fundamental party realignment, as Labour commits itself to support of the single market. How far can this go?
Charles RichardsonSep 4, 2017
As Turkish membership of the EU disappears from the agenda, Angela Merkel can at least claim the virtue of consistency. But it remains a major policy failure.
Charles RichardsonAug 29, 20172 Comments
Australia scores well on a world survey of attitudes to immigrants, but the implications for political debate are not entirely clear.
Charles RichardsonAug 24, 2017
Germany votes in a month's time, and the polls are giving plenty of encouragement to Angela Merkel.
Charles RichardsonAug 22, 2017
Iraq's Kurds say they're pushing forward with a referendum on independence, but the nature of their strategy remains a little unclear.
Charles RichardsonAug 18, 20171 Comment
Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.