January 2, 2018 3
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
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.
October 3, 2017 7
By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.
September 26, 2017 1
Why I think Angela Merkel's performance on Sunday was rather better than you'd think from the newspaper headlines.
July 3, 2017 3
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.
April 21, 2017 2
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.
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.
April 17, 2017 4
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
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.
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.