New Caledonia votes against independence, but the narrowness of the margin suggests that there is plenty of life left in the issue.
A new nation in Oceania is unlikely to emerge just yet, but Sunday's vote in New Caledonia will be an important step towards deciding the territory's future.
Ireland strikes a blow for freedom of speech, despite an unfortunate precedent from the European Court of Human Rights.
Now if ever seems to be the time for a new popular front. Can liberals, social democrats and Marxists manage to work together?
Brexit uncertainty continues even as its deadlines loom closer. Can some lessons be learned from the great nineteenth century political battle over repeal of the Corn Laws?
Former minister David Kemp undertakes an ambitious history of Australian liberalism. Can it tell us something about today's Liberal Party?
If we assume that the political extremes are equally dangerous in principle, are there still good practical reasons to worry about one more than the other? I think there are.
Bavaria's centre-right government loses its majority in an election that shows big changes in party support. There may be wider lessons for Germany and the world.
Should we be as concerned about the far left as we are about the far right? Perhaps not, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to worry about.
Despite its troubled history, New Caledonia next month looks set to vote to remain French.