I noticed that Ezra Klein at the Washington Post was profiling different countries for a series called "The Politics of Nations."
The have already profiled Germany (complete with beer drinking Angela Merkel pic) including rankings, political elections, and even a little bit about health care. They have also added a few paragraphs about how the U.S. political system compares and what the U.S. could add to their existing system from Germany. (of course they added that last bit in there)
They have also profiled France, Denmark and Great Britain. Political-Junkie-must reads.