February election roundup

February 9, 2018

Three elections and a referendum: reports from Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador and Monaco.

2017 in review

January 2, 2018 3

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

Catalonia one more time

December 21, 2017 2

Catalonia remains deadlocked going into regional elections, with no obvious way forward regardless of who wins.

A rocky road to Brexit

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.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

November 21, 2017 12

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.

Live from Catalonia

November 2, 2017 5

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.

A very quick election roundup

October 20, 2017

An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.

Catalonia’s descent into madness

October 3, 2017 7

By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.

Self-determination, here and there

September 28, 2017 1

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.

The revolution in British politics

September 6, 2017 1

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?