Category: Coups

Farooq Tariq: Pakistan: A ‘soft’ military coup?

Late-night August 30 meetings by Khan and Tahir Qadri with the army chief General Raheel Sharif have been severely criticised by members of parliament as showing the weakness of the PMLN government

David Mandel: Understanding the Civil War in Ukraine

Ukraine is a deeply divided society – along lines of language, culture, historical identity, ethnicity, religious affiliation, attitudes to Russia, as well as real and perceived economic interests

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Boris Kagarlitsky: Eastern Ukraine People’s Republics Between Militias and Oligarchs

The war between the Ukraine government and the republics of Novorossiya [New Russia] is gradually taking on the character of a positional stand-off

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Medea Benjamin: One Year After Egypt’s Rab’a Massacre

US still funding repression

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Juan Cole: Iraq: Is al-Maliki Preparing to Make a Coup?

Al-Maliki appears to have calculated that now is the time to shoe-horn himself into power

Maurice Lemoine: Latin American Coups Upgraded

People mostly remember the attempted coup of April 2002, but the struggle in Venezuela has been continuous

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Steve Ellner: Protest and Destabilization in Venezuela

The difference between the violent and non-violent right is smaller than you may think

MINCI: Venezuelan Opposition’s Messages Reveal Plot to “Annihilate”

The conspiracy plot in Venezuela against the constitutional government of Nicolás Maduro has been underway since February 12

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Walden Bello: Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thailand: Growing Resistance To Coup Smashes Political Myths

The most striking thing about the latest coup d’etat in Thailand is the speed and size of the anti-coup protests

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