Charles Richardson October 17, 2017
Austria's far right does badly on postal votes, shifting the atmospherics a bit from the way they looked on election night.
Charles Richardson October 3, 2017 7 Comments
By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.
Charles Richardson September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Why I think Angela Merkel's performance on Sunday was rather better than you'd think from the newspaper headlines.
Charles Richardson July 3, 2017 3 Comments
The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.
Charles Richardson April 21, 2017 2 Comments
Two additional comments to make following this morning's post on France: one on betting odds and the other on the dilemma of the Australian right.
Charles Richardson April 21, 2017
France goes to the polls on Sunday, in an election in which Emmanuel Macron looks set to become the first centrist president since Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Charles Richardson April 17, 2017 4 Comments
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
Charles Richardson March 20, 2017
The candidates are all official now for the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron, the luckiest man in Europe, is yet to slip up.
Charles Richardson March 15, 2017
Tonight's Dutch election is a test of the far right's support, but a much less significant one than media hype would suggest.