A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
Pres. Lukashenka of Belarus has stayed in power for 26 years by being a master tactician. But he has seriously mishandled opposition protests, says a Belarus-born scholar of Eastern European politics.
More democratic forms of politics, journalism and fact-checking will be needed when we can no longer trust any video footage.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.