Myanmar military cracks down on peaceful protesters in Taunggy, Shan state.
Nearly three years after seizing power, the military junta in Myanmar has lost control of most of the country.
Supporters of Niger’s July 2023 coup celebrate in the capital, Niamey.
Balima Boureima/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Examining how military coups unfold is crucial to understanding a country’s path back to democracy.
Malians march against the UN peacekeeping force in Bamako in September 2022.
Ousmane Makaveli/AFP via Getty Images
Constructive dialogue is an essential condition for a peaceful political transition in Mali.
Actor Ricardo Darín, left, and director Santiago Mitre pose at the Golden Globe Awards after “Argentina, 1985” won Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Several films have portrayed violence and fear under Argentina’s most recent dictatorship, but the Oscar-nominated ‘Argentina, 1985’ is the first to explore the trial that brought junta leaders to justice.
Myanmar junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Aung Shine Oo/AP/AAP
The killings are a tragic reminder of the costs of last year’s coup, and they’re exacerbating the pressures being felt by the regime at home and abroad.
Activists including Myanmar citizens protest in Tokyo on July 26, 2022, against Myanmar’s recent execution of four prisoners
Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images
Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
COVID is running rampant in Myanmar, where the military junta has been accused of arresting doctors and weaponising the pandemic. The result could be catastrophic for the entire region.
Nurses in Myanmar have been striking since February to protest the military coup.
STR/AFP via Getty Images
Young people in Myanmar have rallied daily since a Feb. 1 coup, demanding democracy. Now, ever more middle-class professionals are backing their cause, offering food, legal advice and moral support.
Moeketsi Majoro, Lesotho’s new Prime Minister. A minor constitutional amendment enabled his ascension to power.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn into office alongside her military counterparts.
Once a beacon of democratic hope, Myanmar’s ‘civilian’ government is showing its true nature.
In post-dictatorship Argentina, citizens, like the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, have been the guardians of justice.
Argentine Ministry of Culture/flickr
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
Then-crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of his father King Bhumibol.
King Rama X is transforming the nominal powers granted by the constitution into real powers to be exercised at his own discretion, restoring a hybrid form of monarchical rule in the Land of Smiles.
Will Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, son of late King Bhumibol (left) be able to bear his constitutional duties?
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
Taking over a country by military force is much harder in this age of globalised rights.
Jorge Rafael Videla takes the presidential oath after the 1976 coup.
Seven years of harsh military rule prompted the growth of a powerful human rights movement.