Charles Richardson October 20, 2017
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.
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 28, 2017 1 Comment
Catalonia has no chance of getting a credible vote for independence this week. Kurdistan has already got one, but it's not doing it much good.
Charles Richardson September 6, 2017 1 Comment
Britain's debate on the terms of Brexit seems to be producing a fundamental party realignment, as Labour commits itself to support of the single market. How far can this go?
Charles Richardson August 22, 2017
Iraq's Kurds say they're pushing forward with a referendum on independence, but the nature of their strategy remains a little unclear.
Charles Richardson April 18, 2017 1 Comment
Another victory for authoritarianism, this time in Turkey, but the closeness of the result conveys some hope for the future.
Charles Richardson March 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.
Charles Richardson March 6, 2017 1 Comment
Northern Ireland's election shows another fault line developing in the United Kingdom with a strong swing away from Unionism.
Charles Richardson February 14, 2017 1 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.