Malcolm Turnbull may have had a hypothetical constitutional manoeuvre to block Peter Dutton, but would the same trick work against Boris Johnson?
Australia was supposed to be part of a centre-left revival, but it didn't work out that way. Only so much blame can be attached to the electoral system.
Denmark gets a centre-left government after the right was defeated in this month's election, but the Social Democrats' performance was less than stellar.
The arrival of a Social Democrat-led government in Finland is an occasion to look more generally at the decline and possible revival of the centre-left.
Turkey's president has his wings clipped in a re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, showing again that voters don't like sore losers.
With Britain's Conservative Party about to choose a new leader, there is a distinct lack of suspense. We know who it will be, and we know what a difficult task he will face.
A suspicious death in custody ends the unfortunate life of Egypt's first and only elected president.
Australia's rule for the disposal of former party leaders needs debate and possibly revision. But Bill Shorten is not the ideal person to make that case.
Results from the European parliament elections show that Europe's far-right problem is more specifically an Italian problem.
A quick rundown on topics that might get a more cursory than usual treatment while I'm traveling.