European leaders, and Emmanuel Macron in particular, have dropped the ball when it comes to EU expansion.
Sunday's Spanish election looks unlikely to do much to resolve the mess that the country's politicians have got themselves into.
Try yourself out on a 3-dimensional political diagnosis, and think about what this might mean for party realignment in Britain and elsewhere.
Britain's prime minister is very close to getting the election that he wants. But why does he want it just now?
Boris Johnson is counting on Brexit fatigue to secure approval of his last-minute deal. Will it work?
It's a deal! Well, sort of: Boris Johnson has an agreement with the Europeans, but now he has to somehow get it through parliament.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.
Ethiopia's leader is a worthy recipient of the Nobel peace prize, but there is a lot of work still to be done in his country and the region.
Polish voters have the opportunity tomorrow either to deliver a check to the worldwide campaign to wind back liberal democracy, or to give it further momentum.
The decision about prorogation is not the only controversy Britain's supreme court has engaged in recently. An attempt to rein in the intelligence services raised some similar issues.