Catalonia's jailed independence leaders are to be released, in the first step towards possible reconciliation. Nationalist leaders – and their voters – are not happy.
Initial efforts by the Biden presidency to fend off threats to democracy in the United States are not going so well. Perhaps it's time to try a new angle.
France opts for an early date for New Caledonia's next vote on independence. That accords with the wishes of the anti-independence forces, but their task remains a difficult one.
Cyprus's legislative election produces the expected result. Meanwhile, a long-delayed election was held in another very interesting divided country.
Not all incumbents have benefited from Covid-19: Brazil shows that a sufficiently bad performance will eventually turn the tide of public opinion.
A constitutional crisis in Samoa has so far failed to attract much support for democracy from the Australian government.
Belarus's president hijacks a commercial jet to arrest a political opponent, outraging European opinion.
A new refugee crisis erupts as a move in a diplomatic battle between Spain and Morocco.
Chile's process of drafting a new constitution takes a step forward, with various shades of left winning a majority in the constitutional convention.
The purging of Liz Cheney is another signal of the United States entering very dark territory. The lesson for Australia needs to be heeded.