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.
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.