It's a day for commemoration, since this is our thousandth blog post, and a murder in central France 600 years ago should not be forgotten.
An ominous anniversary in Europe, in a year rather full of them. There may still be lessons to learn.
The world may yet pay a dreadful price for having failed to address the issue of Kashmir when it might have been resolved peacefully.
Czechia and Tibet: compare and contrast. Can history tell us anything about appeasement?
While Spain's minority government struggles for survival, the opposition parties have stepped up their rhetorical opposition to anything that smacks of Catalan self-determination.
The current duopoly of power looks like being broken in El Salvador on Sunday, as voters look for someone who can break the cycle of gang violence.
Local elections in Taiwan suggest dissatisfaction with the incumbents and a preference for improving relations with mainland China.
Fiji goes to the polls tomorrow, still ruled by the man who uprooted its democracy 12 years ago. Australia should hang its head in shame.
Despite its troubled history, New Caledonia next month looks set to vote to remain French.
America marks another anniversary, and a libertarian think-tank does good work in arguing against a state of permanent warfare.