Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guinea-Bissau: Can A Failed Military Coup Be Successful? – Analysis

by Paulo Gorjão and Pedro Seabra, "Guinea-Bissau: Can a Failed Military Coup be Successful?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 95, May 2012).

The international community’s immediate condemnation of the military coup that took place in Guinea-Bissau on April 12 seemed to suggest that it was doomed to fail. Formally speaking, subsequent events appear to confirm this initial assessment. However, the same cannot be said with complete certainty if we look at the consequences of the military coup from a substantive point of view.

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