Another step forward for democracy in West Africa, but it brings reminders of a brutal civil war.
Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power a century ago. Much blood has flowed under the bridge since then.
Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.
Catalonia has no chance of getting a credible vote for independence this week. Kurdistan has already got one, but it's not doing it much good.
Iraq's Kurds say they're pushing forward with a referendum on independence, but the nature of their strategy remains a little unclear.
Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.
North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.
The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.
South Korea turns its back on ten years of conservative leadership, and a peacemaker takes over just when he's needed.
Courtesy of both President Trump and the "facts on the ground", Israel and Palestine seem to be headed for a one-state solution. Is it time to accept that outcome and focus on making it work?