All eyes are on Iowa, with a lot of attention paid to the two candidates on the left of the field. But are they on the same "left"?
Northern Ireland has been without a government for three years, and a lot has happened in that time. Now its parties have agreed to give things another try.
Authoritarianism typically creates problems for its practitioners. Vladimir Putin's plan for constitutional revision represents an attempt to solve some of them.
The Democrat presidential field continues to narrow, with previously-fancied hopefuls dropping out. Soon the voters of Iowa will have to choose among what's left.
Taiwanese voters give their president a second term, evidently convinced that her defiance of Beijing is the best strategy.
The death of Oman's long-ruling sultan raises questions about the viability of enlightened despotism.
Taiwan's president looks comfortably set for re-election tomorrow, being an unintended beneficiary of the Chinese government's aggressive approach to Hong Kong.
Elections in Uzbekistan represent a step forward, but genuine democracy is still some way off.
Spain and Austria are both getting new governments this week, after negotiations produced two very different coalitions.
The first election result for the year brings good news for the centre-left.