Charles Richardson December 14, 2017
Labour has a big win in the House of Commons, leaving the British government in a much weakened position for critical talks with the EU.
Charles Richardson November 21, 2017 12 Comments
Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.
Charles Richardson November 2, 2017 5 Comments
Catalonia is not in the midst of a revolution. But the good faith and common sense required to settle the crisis peacefully are still in short supply.
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.