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Macedonia debates being a country

Charles RichardsonMar 3, 20174 Comments

Populist ethno-nationalism runs afoul of democracy in the Balkans, as another directly-elected president goes rogue.

Deep trouble for the French right

Charles RichardsonMar 2, 20173 Comments

France's Republican presidential candidate is now formally under investigation, and his centrist allies have jumped ship. Emmanuel Macron still looks like the luckiest man in Europe.

On to round two in Ecuador

Charles RichardsonFeb 24, 2017

A delayed count in Ecuador has failed to stave off a second round of voting, in which the ruling leftist party will face a difficult challenge.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

Election preview: Ecuador

Charles RichardsonFeb 18, 2017

Ecuador's leftist president is respecting term limits and bowing out. Change is on the way, which may not be good news for Julian Assange.

The Trump plan for Mid-East peace

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?

Switzerland says yes to immigrants

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.

The luck of the centrist

Charles RichardsonFeb 10, 20171 Comment

France's progressive liberal candidate, Emmanuel Macron, could be the luckiest man in Europe. If his luck holds out, he will be in the second ballot against Marine Le Pen.

What Bernardi means

Charles RichardsonFeb 8, 20176 Comments

Cory Bernardi is an anomaly among Australian conservatives. That may lead to his rapid disappearance, or it may make him uniquely dangerous.

Mr Putin cashes in

Charles RichardsonFeb 6, 2017

Eastern Ukraine could be the first big test of just where appeasement of Russia will lead.

Election preview: Liechtenstein

Charles RichardsonFeb 5, 2017

Elections tonight in tiny Liechtenstein will be another (albeit small) test of the appeal of European populism.

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