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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.

Happy birthday, Dr Marx!

Karl Marx turns 200, and the debate over his legacy is as lively as ever.

Not quite a revolution in Armenia

With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.

Let’s talk about neoliberalism again

If "neoliberalism" is a real thing, is it something we can blame the liberal thinkers of last century for? Or would they be just as troubled by it as we are?

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

Armenia scores one for democracy

People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.

Two elections and an “election”, plus more Trump and Brexit

This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.

A conservative crosses the floor

In the fascinating politics of America's Supreme Court, Donald Trump's appointee shows he has an unpredictable streak.

Recommended weekly reading

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

A month of no progress in Italy

Italy's post-election deadlock continues, as obstinacy on the centre-left raises the likelihood of the far right taking power.

Still no way forward in Catalonia

Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.