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Burkina Faso's Coup Appears To Be Over

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President, Michel Kafando, said on Wednesday he was back in charge and would resume overseeing a tran...

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

Manhunt, Arrests In Burundi After Coup Fails

AP | TOM ODULA and GERARD NZOHABONA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urge...

Report: Burundi's President Back In Country After Coup Attempt

AP | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza ...

Fighting Rocks Burundi After Attempted Coup

AP | ANDREW NJUGUNA and MELANIE GOUBY | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire and explosions rang out in Burundi's capital on Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against Presi...

Only Shock Events Could Trigger Pakistan's Fourth Military Coup

Wikistrat | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

Last year's mass anti-government protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and led by politician Imran Khan generated much speculation about Pakistan's next military coup - but of course it didn't happen.

Kremlin's Troll Army Is Quiet: Sign of a Coup?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Andrea Chalupa

On Friday, those of us who share factual information about the situation on the ground in Ukraine noticed an eerie silence had befallen Twitter: Why w...

The Long Judicial Arm of the Honduran Coup

Dana Frank | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Dana Frank

Rather than reward the dangerous Hernández regime for subverting the rule of law and punishing those who uphold it, the United States should publicly and forcefully demand the immediate reinstatement of the four judges as a baby step toward restoring judicial independence in Honduras.

What If Obama Really Went Off the Deep End Like Honduras' Mel Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Just imagine this story. President Barack Obama decides he wants to have a national referendum on being able to have a national referendum during the next general elections.

Iraq Special Forces Of Maliki Deployed In Baghdad

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed on Sunday night in strategic areas of Baghdad,...

Where's Saddam Hussein When the U.S. Needs Him?

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.

Coup Fever

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

There's no reason for coups to have such enduring appeal. Like those recurring bouts of malaria, they often lead to nothing but more coups. Treating the fever is not enough. We have to look at the underlying infection of the body politic.

Why the World Is So Coup-ky

Chris Peak | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

The formula for a coup d'état is pretty uniform and quite simple. It's the buttermilk pancake recipe of the kitchen.

OAS Insider Details Proposed Coup Against Haiti's Preval and Cholera's 'Genocide by Negligence'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

This book details Seitenfus's dependence upon his own moral compass as he was forced to take a stand against powerful international players, including the United States, as the potential coup was put in motion.

Kim Jong-Un and Basketball Diplomacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If his first two years are any indication of what is to come, northeast Asia will continue to reverberate from the uncertainty and unpredictability that has become the hallmark of the Kim Dynasty.

The Cairo Elite War on Egypt's Democracy

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

The hope for democracy in Egypt remains slim as long as the voices of people outside Cairo are once again marginalized.

Bogota Mayor Falls Victim to Another Right-Wing Coup in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 9: Hernan Gutierrez´s Memory and Imagination

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Imagine that you're in Santiago, Chile in 1973.

Mali's Coup Leader Goes To Court

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for the officer who led last year's coup in Mali said he was taken by force from his home and escorted to see a judg...

The Crisis in Egypt Today: An Interview With Mohammad Fadel

Danny Postel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Danny Postel

"The situation in Egypt in terms of the objective, day-to-day circumstances of living, have been difficult for a long time and they became more difficult after the revolution and removal of Mubarak. But returning to the security state is precisely the wrong answer."

The Tea Party Isn't Funny Anymore

Scott Blakeman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Tea Party Republicans and their supporters still make inane, outrageous statements that are fertile ground for comedy. But what they are doing is dangerous, unconstitutional, un-American, and not funny at all.

Ghonim and El Baradei Must Speak Up

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

Ghonim and Baradei have a moral obligation to speak up against this coup and do whatever is within their capacity to reroute Egypt from the path that is leading it to a dark abyss. They must speak up.

Why I Am Against the Military Coup in Egypt

Ehab Lotayef | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Ehab Lotayef

The army has no place in the political process and should stay out of it. The coup should be defeated and democracy restored, otherwise Egypt would face a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.

From Iran in 1953 to Egypt in 2013 -- Why Should the World Have to Pay for U.S. Empire?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

The U.S. has the power to help calm the situation by stopping military aid and by sincerely condemning violence against Egyptian protesters. But many are lobbying Washington to turn a blind eye to what is happening in strategically important Egypt.