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Supporters of Niger’s coup leaders wave Niger’s flag (R) and a flag bearing Wagner’s logo during a protest on 16 September 2023. AFP via Getty Images

France’s decision to leave Niger was a bad move: three reasons why

France’s withdrawal from Niger could hurt the regional fight against terrorism, create an opportunity for Wagner’s influence and increase Europe’s migrant crisis.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui. Photo by Camille Laffont/AFP via Getty Images

What it will take to end civil war in the Central African Republic

Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar on Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo)

The exclusion of women in Myanmar politics helped fuel the military coup

Despite having a woman leader, women are largely excluded from key positions of influence and leadership in Myanmar — a situation that helped the country’s military succeed in its recent coup.
A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo)

Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here’s why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden review the troops from the east steps of the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (David Tulis/Pool Photo via AP)

Biden’s peaceful inauguration doesn’t end America’s longtime coup addiction

From a global perspective, there was nothing unique about the recent raid on the U.S. Capitol. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have backed military coups around the world for decades.

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