Afghanistan isn't the only place where an anti-American autocracy has picked up where it left off. Nicaragua has already been there.
Ukraine and other former Soviet republics are celebrating 30 years of independence, but their place in the world still has elements of uncertainty.
The Taliban reconquers Afghanistan, leaving 40 years of American policy in ruins. Could things have been done differently?
Yet another judgement goes against Britain over the Chagos islands, raising awkward questions about the west's allegiance to international law.
A monthly feature summarising some recent electoral news. Today Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Uganda and Germany.
A quick rundown on the top ten elections scheduled for 2021.
A final set of election updates for the year, with news from Ghana, Romania, Israel and Kashmir.
An occasional (usually monthly) feature. Today, news from Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Belgium and Vienna.
Elections in Uzbekistan represent a step forward, but genuine democracy is still some way off.
A regular update on election news. Today, Sri Lanka, the United States, Romania and Israel.