Khing Hnin Wai, a teacher living in Myanmar, accidentally filmed her exercise routine in front of the country’s parliament whilst coup d'état was taking place behind her. The three-minute video posted by Ms Hning Wai herself took social media by storm. She also posted a series of videos on her Facebook page to show she’s often in the same spot going through her workout routine, with little going on behind her most days. But that all changed on Monday as the country found itself once again in political turmoil. Civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi were taken into custody as the military seized power using claims of election fraud.
"They would love to carry out an actual coup d'etat," the Fox Business host complained.
Erdoğan is restructuring Turkish institutions, from the military to schools to the media, in ways that will support whatever moves he chooses to make. His long-term intentions - the ends toward which he is restructuring Turkish institutions - are unclear.
Democracy in Turkey has in the past been interrupted by a military intervention in 1960, a "half coup" in 1971, a military takeover in 1980 and "postmodern coup d'etat" in 1997, although this latest attempt was like nothing experienced in Turkey to date.
Developments in Turkey have further destabilized the Eastern Mediterranean. With Greece representing the real frontier of the democratic West, now is the time to provide some much needed debt relief and make Greece a true "success story."
Like a buzzing mosquito that just won't go away, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is back in the news. He sent a video from his unknown hideout in Pakistan, asking for reconciliation with Afghanistan's government and presenting himself as a peacemaker.
If you are following the news of political turmoil in Brazil, it may be difficult to get a grasp of what is really going on. This often happens when there is an attempted coup in the Western Hemisphere, and especially when the U.S. government has an interest in the outcome.
The seeds of revolution are sprouting in Afghanistan, but President Ashraf Ghani can escape the Sword of Damocles by changing his trajectory and giving the provinces more freedom to self-govern.
In the early '70s, Chile was in a state of political unrest -- its socialist president Salvador Allende and largely conservative congress were at odds, and by June 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces were plotting against the Allende government.