A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
Austria's far right does badly on postal votes, shifting the atmospherics a bit from the way they looked on election night.
Why I think Angela Merkel's performance on Sunday was rather better than you'd think from the newspaper headlines.
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.
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.
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
The candidates are all official now for the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron, the luckiest man in Europe, is yet to slip up.