Controversy about James Cook offers a window into the way certain politicians can imagine themselves as supporters of national sovereignty while defending imperialism and colonialism.
Tales of an alleged Russian assassination plot in Czechia, possibly as revenge over a disputed war memorial.
Talk of the succession to Kim Jong-un in North Korea reminds us of some of the problems of monarchical government.
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.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.
Ethiopia's leader is a worthy recipient of the Nobel peace prize, but there is a lot of work still to be done in his country and the region.
The Chinese Communist Party today celebrates 70 years of power as perhaps the most successful totalitarian movement of modern times.
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.