Armenia's prime minister puts his job on the line in an early election. Meanwhile, Iran's rulers look like securing a hard-line president and possible successor for the supreme leader.
After ten years of civil war, Syria holds what could only generously be described as an election, with predictable results.
A regular feature. This month, electoral news from Samoa, Ethiopia, Chad and Bulgaria.
Negotiations in Israel are centred on the possibility of avoiding a fifth straight election. But the Palestinians have the opposite problem.
Two hundred years on from the death of Napoleon, his legacy has never ceased to be a live political question in France. Emmanuel Macron is the latest to try to deal with it.
Russia's president no longer has a friend in the White House, but his strategic aims, such as they are, remain the same. Joe Biden faces the challenge of how to respond.
A dispute at a prestigious American think-tank exposes an apparent synergy in foreign policy between libertarianism and Trumpism.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, and wondering if it still carries lessons for today.
A further volume of David Kemp's history of Australian liberalism casts more doubt on the Liberal Party's pedigree.
Democracy is under threat in Armenia, but so far its prime minister seems to be giving a good account of himself, despite last year's military reverse.