Charles Richardson November 8, 2017 13 Comments
Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power a century ago. Much blood has flowed under the bridge since then.
Charles Richardson October 22, 2017
Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.
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 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 August 18, 2017 1 Comment
Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.
Charles Richardson August 14, 2017 3 Comments
North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.
Charles Richardson July 3, 2017 3 Comments
The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.
Charles Richardson May 10, 2017
South Korea turns its back on ten years of conservative leadership, and a peacemaker takes over just when he's needed.
Charles Richardson February 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?