The fortunes of democracy in 2019 were mixed, at best.
Northern Ireland has been without a government for three years, and a lot has happened in that time. Now its parties have agreed to give things another try.
Authoritarianism typically creates problems for its practitioners. Vladimir Putin's plan for constitutional revision represents an attempt to solve some of them.
Taiwanese voters give their president a second term, evidently convinced that her defiance of Beijing is the best strategy.
The death of Oman's long-ruling sultan raises questions about the viability of enlightened despotism.
Taiwan's president looks comfortably set for re-election tomorrow, being an unintended beneficiary of the Chinese government's aggressive approach to Hong Kong.
There was plenty of good and bad in 2019. Here's a quick recap of some of the highlights.
When Israel eventually gets a new government, it will have to deal with a situation vis-a-vis the Palestinians that, despite appearances, has changed radically in the past decade.
One of the key trends of 2019 has been increased political polarisation between city and country.
Labour's loss in last week's British election is being widely blamed on Brexit. But what exactly could it have done differently?