May 18, 2018 7
Monarchy is topical this week. Some suggest that it can be a positive force to guard against despotism, but I remain sceptical.
May 15, 2018
A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.
May 5, 2018 3
Karl Marx turns 200, and the debate over his legacy is as lively as ever.
May 3, 2018
With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.
April 27, 2018 2
If "neoliberalism" is a real thing, is it something we can blame the liberal thinkers of last century for? Or would they be just as troubled by it as we are?
April 24, 2018
People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.
April 21, 2018 1
This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.
April 19, 2018
In the fascinating politics of America's Supreme Court, Donald Trump's appointee shows he has an unpredictable streak.
April 18, 2018 1
A new feature: links to some recent material that readers should find interesting.
April 9, 2018
Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.