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Death claims two presidents

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.

The normalisation of Europe's Greens

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment

As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.

What does Israel want?

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.

Trump, and other updates

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.

Words that kill: terrorism and "Islamism"

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.

Results roundup

Charles RichardsonMar 4, 2016

An irregular feature updating world electoral news. This week, the United States, Iran, Spain, Ireland and Jamaica.

Holiday reading

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.

Turkey, again

Charles RichardsonNov 1, 2015

Another Turkish election looks like throwing up the same options as the last one.

We warn the Turks

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.

If not peace, what?

Charles RichardsonJul 19, 20152 Comments

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have good reasons for not being too explicit about what their alternative is.

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