Political reform unlikely in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

This week, Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades, was ousted by military leaders who seized control of state institutions and detained Mugabe and his wife. Analysts believe former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa – whose firing earlier this month may have fueled the coup – will be installed as Zimbabwe’s president until new […]

Attempted coup terrible for future of Turkey according to Turkish scholar

Mostafa Minawi is as Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI) at Cornell University. Minawi has just returned from Istanbul where he experienced the city’s fallout from the coup. Minawi says “regardless of how it ends, the (failed) attempt at a coup is terrible for the political future […]