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.
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.
March 12, 2014
Two very different elections in El Salvador and North Korea both signal the triumph of democracy.
March 3, 2014
Must politics always be driven by tribal hatreds, or is there scope for a more constructive way of doing things?
February 19, 2014
The rowdy protests are still boiling in both cities, but are the similarities still there?
February 4, 2014
A slight branding change doesn't mean Greece's Golden Dawn party is changing its values, writes Charles Richardson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 10, 2013
Freedom of movement is all well and good, as long as people don't come to Britain. Charles Richardson explains the UK's confusing stance on the European Union
December 4, 2013
Almost two months after the German election, Angela Merkel looks set to return as Chancellor -- there's just one final stumbling block, writes Charles Richardson.
December 3, 2013
A referendum in Croatia bans same-sex marriage, a result somewhat at odds with its recent membership of the European Union, writes Charles Richardson.
December 2, 2013
Data from the recent federal election indicates it's no longer a case of Labor v Liberal for voters, writes Charles Richardson.
November 26, 2013
Iran and the international community have reached an agreement that will limit Iran's nuclear program. Charles Richardson examines what it means and how the deal came about.
October 31, 2013
The new rail line connecting the east and west will have interesting future political implications for Istanbul, writes Charles Richardson.
October 8, 2013
Irish voters decide to keep their Senate after all, writes Charles Richardson. Meanwhile, British politicians are arguing about giving their voters the opportunity to decide whether to keep EU membership.
October 4, 2013
Ireland could soon be without a senate, depending on the results of this weekend's referendum. It's an interesting possible case study for Australia, writes Charles Richardson.
October 3, 2013
Having to give a public vote of confidence in a government he tried to destroy might be the end for the notorious Italian politician, writes Charles Richardson.
September 30, 2013
Israel's not happy about a proposed deal regarding Iran's nuclear program -- but not for the reasons you'd think, writes Charles Richardson.