Charles RichardsonMay 18, 20171 Comment
Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.
Charles RichardsonMay 15, 20172 Comments
An occasional feature. This week, France, Germany, Canada, the Bahamas and Austria.
Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20173 Comments
The French left faces its moment of truth on whether to make a broad front against Marine Le Pen. The arguments for doing so seem overwhelming.
Charles RichardsonMay 1, 20175 Comments
France's politicians are looking ahead to the aftermath of Sunday's runoff election, and trying to work out how the new president will put together a parliamentary majority.
Charles RichardsonApr 29, 20171 Comment
Germany's far-right party deals itself out of political relevance, at least for the time being. Europe's leaders have some breathing space, if they know what to do with it.
Charles RichardsonApr 26, 20174 Comments
The leaders of France's main centre-right party have almost all endorsed Emmanuel Macron for his second round battle against Marine Le Pen. Their voters, however, are not so sure.
Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017
Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20172 Comments
Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment
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.
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