Putting the Turkey Coup in Historical Perspective

September 03, 2016

Had the Turkey coup been successful, it would have spelled disaster for the country. When a military coup shook Greece in 1967, it exposed the country to a brutal military dictatorship that brought numerous internal and external losses for the Greek people. Recalling this part of Greek history,...

Turkey Struggles to Make Sense of Failed Coup

July 16, 2016

Alpaslan Ozerdem reports from Turkey on a violent, thwarted attempt to take over the country by force. After the recent Ataturk Airport bombings, I wrote that Turkey is “a country with serious deficiencies in democracy, governance, the judicial system, human rights, the rule of law and —...

A Coup Over Land: The Resource War Behind Paraguay’s Crisis

August 05, 2012

How the struggle for land in Paraguay dominates the political events as well as the political agenda in the country. Each bullet hole on the downtown Asunción, Paraguay light posts tells a story. Some of them are from civil wars decades ago, some from successful and unsuccessful coups, others...