February 9, 2018
Three elections and a referendum: reports from Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador and Monaco.
January 2, 2018 3
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
December 21, 2017 2
Catalonia remains deadlocked going into regional elections, with no obvious way forward regardless of who wins.
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.
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.
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.
October 20, 2017
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.
October 3, 2017 7
By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.
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.
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?