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Blair, Iraq and Afghanistan

Blair, Iraq and Afghanistan

June 17, 2014

The successful conduct of an election in Afghanistan provides an interesting counterpoint to Tony Blair’s call for a new intervention in Iraq.

Algeria and the end of the Arab Spring

Algeria and the end of the Arab Spring

April 28, 2014

This disappointed hopes of the Arab Spring were on show in last week’s one-sided election in Algeria, writes Charles Richardson.

A tale of two elections

March 12, 2014

Two very different elections in El Salvador and North Korea both signal the triumph of democracy.

On tribal politics

On tribal politics

March 3, 2014

Must politics always be driven by tribal hatreds, or is there scope for a more constructive way of doing things?

Bangkok and Kiev revisited

Bangkok and Kiev revisited

February 19, 2014

The rowdy protests are still boiling in both cities, but are the similarities still there?

A new alias for Greece’s neo-Nazis

A new alias for Greece’s neo-Nazis

February 4, 2014

A slight branding change doesn't mean Greece's Golden Dawn party is changing its values, writes Charles Richardson.

French Socialists have more than sex to worry about

French Socialists have more than sex to worry about

January 29, 2014

French president François Hollande is trying to put the recent crisis in his personal life behind him, but that’s not the source of his political problems.

Ukraine: united and divided all at once

Ukraine: united and divided all at once

January 28, 2014

The ongoing protests in Kiev and other cities of western Ukraine are starting to raise the question of whether it can remain a united country.

To leave or not to leave: Catalonia’s choice

To leave or not to leave: Catalonia’s choice

January 21, 2014

The Spanish region of Catalonia wants to break away to form its own country. It's chances of succeeding are good, writes Charles Richardson.

Dissolution in Thailand

Dissolution in Thailand

December 11, 2013

It’s not clear that fresh elections will help resolve matters in Thailand, but at least it’s worth a try, writes Charles Richardson.