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Election preview: Colombia

Election preview: Colombia

A left-right contest in Colombia puts in question the country's economic future and the continuation of the peace deal with its left-wing rebels.

Lebanon goes to the polls at last

Lebanon goes to the polls at last

Lebanon's long-delayed general election is a poor result for its prime minister, but he may still contrive to keep his job.

Recommended weekly reading

Recommended weekly reading

A new feature: links to some recent material that readers should find interesting.

Remembering My Lai

Remembering My Lai

One from the archive, as the Vietnam War recedes further into the past.

Good news and bad news in Liberia

Good news and bad news in Liberia

Another step forward for democracy in West Africa, but it brings reminders of a brutal civil war.

The Bolshevik putsch, 100 years on

The Bolshevik putsch, 100 years on

Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power a century ago. Much blood has flowed under the bridge since then.

Election preview: Japan

Election preview: Japan

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.

Self-determination, here and there

Self-determination, here and there

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.

Kurdistan's turn

Kurdistan's turn

Iraq's Kurds say they're pushing forward with a referendum on independence, but the nature of their strategy remains a little unclear.

Charlottesville

Charlottesville

Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.