Politics and Security

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:52
Security officials in Burkina Faso said they had foiled another coup plot in the West African nation and blamed it on former presidential guards. The country was plunged into crisis last September when the powerful presidential guards detained the interim leaders who had been running the country since the uprising against Compaore.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:50
A dispute between Iraq and Turkey has emerged as a dramatic geopolitical sideshow to the complicated military campaign to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from the Islamic State.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:18
Turkey’s government said it was extending the state of emergency declared after the failed July coup by three months to help it fight terrorism, as opposition politicians accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of deploying the expanded powers to crack down on critics.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:53
The gunning down of a string of candidates ahead of nationwide municipal elections this Sunday is stoking fears that Brazil's toxic politics are headed into dangerous new territory.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:43
Repression of dissenters in Tajikistan is taking a worrisome turn, with family members inside the Central Asian country facing retribution for the actions of activist relatives abroad.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:30
Over the next year, Russian Helicopters will deliver Mi-8/17 transport and Mi-24/35 attack helicopters to Nigeria, Mali, Angola and Sudan.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:12
Soldiers, accused of abuses during renewed flare-up in Juba between government troops and rebels in July, now face death.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:04
A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:35
The situation in the DRC is following a worryingly familiar script: elsewhere in the region, leaders’ attempts to extend their grip on power have led to violence in fragile, underdeveloped nations that can ill afford the accompanying economic shocks.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:01
Tom Engelhardt presents a brief analysis of a few recent examples of what he dubs "American-style war and peace".