Just as the international community is trying to halt the military occupation of Ukraine, Spain is moving towards recognition of a previous illicit conquest.
Mauritius highlights its territorial dispute with the UK, and a BBC report showcases the virtues of a free press.
The electoral year ends with Libya's presidential election postponed again, in a symptom of the country's failure of governance.
Part two of this month's update, including news from Romania, Sweden, Honduras and Gambia.
France commemorates two atrocities with differing political implications: an assassination last year and a massacre sixty years ago.
Last weekend's coup in Guinea is a lesson in why democratic backsliding should be taken more seriously.
The death this week of a brutal twentieth-century dictator reminds us of how routine his crimes used to appear.
A regular feature with election news from around the world. This month, Zambia, Bulgaria, Canada and Scotland.
This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
Cyprus's legislative election produces the expected result. Meanwhile, a long-delayed election was held in another very interesting divided country.