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How do Military Coups Fail?


On the night of Friday 15th July 2016 elements of the Turkish armed forces attempted to overthrow the democratically-elected – but increasingly authoritarian – government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 1,712 more words

Defence in Depth - Turkey's "Anti-Modern" Coup Fiasco

The original version of this analysis can be found on Defence in Depth

Two decades ago, a Turkish admiral coined the iconic term “post-modern coup” to describe what, to date, remains Turkey’s most recent successful military coup. 1,281 more words


Comparing Pakistan with Turkey; military coup and public response

Pakistani media is celebrating the civilian victory over failed military coup in Turkey on July 16, as it has happened in Islamabad.
Let us quickly examine the political situation of these states; 818 more words


Sovereignty puzzle in Pakistan, Daily Times, 16 July, 2016

Last year millions of Pakistanis saw on their TV screens merciless beating of a police officer, and ransacking of PTV building in broad daylight. The two most conspicuous icons of the state were publicly humiliated. 864 more words

Newspaper Articles

An Unusual Moment

The next few weeks mark an unusual period in my family’s history – three of its members are on simultaneous military deployments. I don’t think this has ever happened before. 535 more words

Navy Reserve

How Do You Determine When The IDF Has Gone Too Far?

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as his defense minister has opened up all sorts of fault lines in Israeli politics, but perhaps none as important as the one between the government and the IDF. 1,035 more words


'It is a cold liaison!' Military perceptions of humanitarian distinction

‘You are the company commander today. Your task is to negotiate access to land with the local mayor in order to secure a new space for our military hospital, which has flooded.’ After a brief strategy session, my team proceeds to the negotiation table. 971 more words