Catalonia's jailed independence leaders are to be released, in the first step towards possible reconciliation. Nationalist leaders – and their voters – are not happy.
Iran shifts sharply to the right, with its moderate but unsuccessful president to be replaced by a hardliner. Does that make diplomatic engagement a waste of time?
Armenia's prime minister puts his job on the line in an early election. Meanwhile, Iran's rulers look like securing a hard-line president and possible successor for the supreme leader.
Initial efforts by the Biden presidency to fend off threats to democracy in the United States are not going so well. Perhaps it's time to try a new angle.
Israel finally gets a new government, and both it and the rest of the world can start to confront the legacy of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com reviews his site's performance in last year's election, with interesting results.
Peru's presidential elections always seem to be close, and Sunday's was no exception.
France opts for an early date for New Caledonia's next vote on independence. That accords with the wishes of the anti-independence forces, but their task remains a difficult one.
Germany's centre-right finally gets some good news, with big gains in a state election at the expense of both far left and far right.
Peru's voters face a difficult choice in the second round of their presidential election, while Mexico holds mid-term legislative elections.