10 Jan 2022

Kazakh leader declares ‘coup d’etat’ over as Putin claims victory

More than 160 people died in the violent unrest in Kazakhstan and its president called the protests and attempted coup d’etat on Monday. Russia also claimed victory in defending its neighbor during the attempted coup. The president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order had been restored in an online meeting of the

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21 Jan 2019

Venezuela crisis: Military could turn on Nicolás Maduro

The Venezuelan military has been increasingly sapped of capacity and political allegiance as the country’s political and economic crises drags on with no end in sight. Recently, a number of officers outside of the country have echoed international opinion in declaring President Maduro’s rule illegitimate, and several analysts argue that

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08 Jan 2019

Gabon thwarts coup attempt as plotters are killed, hostages freed

The Gabonese government has successfully countered a military coup attempt that had taken control of state radio services and a major traffic route in the capital of Libreville. President Ali Bongo took power in 2009 upon the death of his father, who had ruled the country for over 40 years.

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10 Sep 2018

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

The Trump administration met with a number of military officers planning coup options in the country, according to the New York Times. The U.S. has a difficult history of covert operations in Latin America and the administration ultimately decided against supporting the efforts, which have since stalled with many plotters

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