Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017
Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.
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 9, 2017
It's a time of trauma for France's Socialist Party, as its leading figures start giving up on their own candidate and shift towards the centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Charles RichardsonMar 2, 20173 Comments
France's Republican presidential candidate is now formally under investigation, and his centrist allies have jumped ship. Emmanuel Macron still looks like the luckiest man in Europe.
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.
Charles RichardsonJan 30, 20172 Comments
The Socialist Party's left seizes its presidential nomination. Now its moderate leadership needs to decide which way to jump.