The Polish government is in crisis after its animal welfare legislation won more support from the opposition than from its own coalition partners.
Japan's new prime minister, like most of his predecessors, is the choice of party factions rather than any sort of popular process. But public discontent rarely goes to the lengths of putting a different party in government.
It's suggested that white evangelical Christians have sold out their values by supporting Donald Trump. But what if Trump actually embodies their real values?
It's not just Northern Ireland that poses a border control problem for the Brexit negotiations. Some of the same issues recur on a smaller scale with Gibraltar.
Protests in Bulgaria have so far been unsuccessful in securing the departure of its badly compromised leader. But electoral retribution may not be far off.
A cabinet crisis in New South Wales demonstrates some truths about how responsible government works. It also shows that coalition politics in Australia is not quite what it seems.
If you thought Brexit was all over, you were wrong. With the deadline for a trade agreement approaching, the British government has adopted a high-risk strategy.
The Belurusian opposition continues to defy autocrat Alexander Lukashenko, with no sign yet of a clear victory for either side.
Obscuring the difference between violent protests and mainstream centre-left politics is a dangerous game, even when it's done in the service of liberal goals.
Question time in parliament is badly in need of reform, and has been for a long time. Here's an inside view of how it looked 25 years ago.