Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment
Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017
Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.
Charles RichardsonMar 6, 20171 Comment
Northern Ireland's election shows another fault line developing in the United Kingdom with a strong swing away from Unionism.
Charles RichardsonMar 3, 20174 Comments
Populist ethno-nationalism runs afoul of democracy in the Balkans, as another directly-elected president goes rogue.
Charles RichardsonFeb 16, 2017
Courtesy of both President Trump and the "facts on the ground", Israel and Palestine seem to be headed for a one-state solution. Is it time to accept that outcome and focus on making it work?
Charles RichardsonFeb 14, 20171 Comment
Switzerland's strict citizenship laws are relaxed slightly following a very convincing referendum victory. It's one sign that the power of xenophobia might be waning.
Charles RichardsonFeb 8, 20176 Comments
Cory Bernardi is an anomaly among Australian conservatives. That may lead to his rapid disappearance, or it may make him uniquely dangerous.
Charles RichardsonFeb 2, 20171 Comment
The Australian government baulks at condemning Donald Trump's barbarism, for fear that its own barbarism should be undermined.