January 24, 2018
Germany heads for another grand coalition. It's not a rerun of the 1930s, regardless of what some commentators think.
January 19, 2018
Catalonia has returned from the Christmas break to find that its constitutional crisis is no nearer a solution.
January 18, 2018
Appeasement of China on the travel front opens some interesting questions about what should count as a country.
January 12, 2018
Czechia, on the front line against Trumpism and Putinism, prepares to pass judgement on its president.
January 2, 2018 3
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
December 21, 2017 2
Catalonia remains deadlocked going into regional elections, with no obvious way forward regardless of who wins.
December 14, 2017
Labour has a big win in the House of Commons, leaving the British government in a much weakened position for critical talks with the EU.
December 12, 2017
Seven weeks after its election, Czechia gets a new government, but it lacks a parliamentary majority.
November 21, 2017 12
Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.
November 13, 2017 5
So the Coalition no longer has a majority in the House of Representatives. Here's why that's no big deal.