Alaskan voters are trying out a new voting system, which among other things offers them the opportunity to return Sarah Palin to the limelight.
Kenya is yet to embrace generational change, with the front-runner for president making his fifth attempt at the age of 77.
The assassination of Shinzo Abe seems to have given his party an electoral boost, but it also puts the spotlight on the defence issues that he championed.
As Boris Johnson comes to the end of the road, his failure is symptomatic of a larger failure of modern politics.
At the end of a controversial term, a US supreme court decision shows unusual acrimony within the conservative camp.
Fifty years on from the beginning of the Watergate cover-up, the United States again confronts the question of liability for presidential criminality.
Australia's Liberal Party has a new leader, but there's no sign that he recognises the need for any change in direction - or would be able to implement it if he did.
France's new prime minister represents a tilt towards the left, but the president still seems determined to occupy the middle ground.
The Philippine presidential election seems a foregone conclusion, with the late dictator's son holding a big lead in the polls.
Russia moves towards annexation of the rebel-controlled Donbas. It's a gross violation of international law, but it's probably also a step away from the threat of full-scale war.