Singapore's election will, as usual, not really be an exercise in democracy. But this year the example of Hong Kong reminds us that things could be a lot worse.
The scheduled date arrives for Israel to take step towards annexing (parts of) the West Bank, without much happening. This is no surprise.
Democrats are set on making Washington DC into a new state. It makes political but not constitutional sense.
In yet another apparent case of democratic backsliding, Mongolia's parliamentary election will be an important one to watch.
An election, or at least "election", in Serbia produces an unsurprising result. It's time for the EU to get serious about both democracy and expansion.
Another democracy index, this one obtained by asking people what they think. But are they just telling the pollsters what they want to hear?
Poland's delayed presidential election gets a new date, amid a government campaign to capitalise on homophobia.
Central European history is once again a factor in domestic politics. Meanwhile, there's another anniversary in the South Atlantic.
A libertarian blog folds, but its project is more important than ever.
Another anniversary of China's 1989 uprising passes, with the future of Hong Kong hanging in the balance.