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 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.
Charles RichardsonJun 30, 20171 Comment
As the financial year comes to a close, we tie up some loose ends on recent electoral news.
Charles RichardsonJun 29, 20172 Comments
The shadow of Brexit and the precariousness of Theresa May's position are making it hard to put together a new government in Northern Ireland.
Charles RichardsonJun 23, 2017
Albania continues to move towards political stability, with its prime minister seeking a mandate to negotiate entry to the European Union.
Charles RichardsonJun 19, 20173 Comments
France's president wins a parliamentary mandate: a less impressive one than seemed likely a week ago, but a remarkable achievement for all that.
Charles RichardsonJun 15, 20179 Comments
Emmanuel Macron is on track for a very big parliamentary majority. The centrist forces that in Britain swung behind Jeremy Corbyn had in France a genuine centrist to rally to.
Charles RichardsonJun 13, 20174 Comments
Theresa May was an unlikely front person for right-wing populism. Perhaps that's why she did so badly.