Charles RichardsonFeb 16, 2017
Courtesy of both President Trump and the "facts on the ground", Israel and Palestine seem to be headed for a one-state solution. Is it time to accept that outcome and focus on making it work?
Charles RichardsonFeb 14, 20171 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.
Charles RichardsonFeb 6, 2017
Eastern Ukraine could be the first big test of just where appeasement of Russia will lead.
Charles RichardsonFeb 2, 20171 Comment
The Australian government baulks at condemning Donald Trump's barbarism, for fear that its own barbarism should be undermined.
Charles RichardsonJan 23, 2017
A study of opinion shifts during Obama's time in office argues against the idea that Trump and the Republican Party have history on their side.
Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment
Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments
Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.
Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment
The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.
Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016
A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?