Election results from three jurisdictions – South Korea, Wisconsin and Brisbane – show varying support for incumbents in a time of crisis.
President Moon Jae-in's party seems well placed in South Korea's legislative election, despite attempts by the opposition to game the new electoral system.
Taiwanese voters give their president a second term, evidently convinced that her defiance of Beijing is the best strategy.
Taiwan's president looks comfortably set for re-election tomorrow, being an unintended beneficiary of the Chinese government's aggressive approach to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's democrats win a big victory in local elections.
The Chinese Communist Party today celebrates 70 years of power as perhaps the most successful totalitarian movement of modern times.
Czechia and Tibet: compare and contrast. Can history tell us anything about appeasement?
Local elections in Taiwan suggest dissatisfaction with the incumbents and a preference for improving relations with mainland China.
A new feature: links to some recent material that readers should find interesting.
Appeasement of China on the travel front opens some interesting questions about what should count as a country.