A planned visit by Nancy Pelosi has again raised the question of Taiwan's future, and of what lessons can be learned from the invasion of Ukraine.
The assassination of Shinzo Abe seems to have given his party an electoral boost, but it also puts the spotlight on the defence issues that he championed.
After Moon Jae-in's single term the centre-right returns to the presidency in South Korea, by a very narrow margin.
South Korea is set for a close presidential election, but the conservative candidate seems to have the edge.
An embarrassment over Taiwan at the democracy summit raises again the question of how to think about Taiwan's ambiguous status.
South Korea's last two military rulers die within a month of each other, prompting reflections on the era that they represented and the relationship between authoritarianism and economic growth.
News of recent election outcomes from Germany, Czechia, Japan and the United States.
Japan's new prime minister faces the voters on Sunday, looking to extend his party's nine year stretch in power.
A monthly feature: electoral news from around the world, including Iceland, Japan, Romania and Iraq.
Russia votes on Sunday to elect another tame parliament for Vladimir Putin, although his party looks like having a reduced majority.