Charles RichardsonJan 12, 2017
Portugal and Iran each lose an elder statesman. One brought democracy to his country, the other helped to edge it in that direction.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment
As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.
Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment
The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.
Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20163 Comments
Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.
Charles RichardsonMar 31, 2016
Why "Islamist" is the wrong word to use to describe terrorists, and why some people want us to use it anyway.
Charles RichardsonMar 4, 2016
An irregular feature updating world electoral news. This week, the United States, Iran, Spain, Ireland and Jamaica.
Charles RichardsonDec 31, 2015
As usual, news is a bit thin at this time of the year, but for those who are looking for holiday reading in the political sphere I've put together some links to interesting stuff that I've come across recently.
Charles RichardsonNov 1, 2015
Another Turkish election looks like throwing up the same options as the last one.
Charles RichardsonAug 22, 2015
Turkey is headed back to the polls, in an election that's unlikely to solve anything but may give the country's fractious opposition parties another opportunity.