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Will there be a coup in Venezuela?

December 11, 2017

By Will Bisset   It has come as a surprise to many that Venezuela’s military, with its history of attempted coups d’etat, has sat idly by while its country descends into chaos. Ostensibly, all the ingredients for the perfect coup are there: unprecedented shortages of basic goods such as food and medicine coupled with disastrous … Continue reading “Will there be a coup in Venezuela?”

Turkey’s President Erdoğan counter-coup cleanup

September 5, 2016

By: Kyle R. Brady Is President Erdoğan ignoring the lessons of the Iraq War at his peril? Following the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey[1] — wherein factions within the Turkish military and government allegedly conspired to depose President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan[2] — the government of Erdoğan now faces a serious and growing threat:  a potential insurgency found within … Continue reading “Turkey’s President Erdoğan counter-coup cleanup”

Emerging expressions of people’s will beyond elections: The case of West Africa

November 1, 2014

By Myriam Wedraogo: On the 30th of October 2014, large numbers of protesters prevented the Burkina Faso National Assembly from voting on a constitutional review bill that would allow President Blaise Compaore, in power since October 1987, to be eligible to contest the November 2015 Presidential election in a third term bid. This uprising reached … Continue reading “Emerging expressions of people’s will beyond elections: The case of West Africa”

23F or ‘The Coup that Never Was’

March 20, 2013

by Laura Hamilton Last month marks the 32nd anniversary of 23F, the failed military coup in Spain, which threatened to challenge the state’s transition to democracy. On the 23rd February 1981, the military governors in the various regions around Spain planned a coup d’etat. Although Franco had nominated the King as his successor, military leaders, … Continue reading “23F or ‘The Coup that Never Was’”


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