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Coup D'états Rise as Democracy Declines

Coup d’états are on the rise globally. Can they be stopped? Experts Jonathan Powell and Erica De Bruin join Deep Dish to offer their solutions.
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About the Episode

A sharp rise in attempted coups in the last year—more than in the last five years combined—emphasizes democracy’s global decline. Coup d'état experts Jonathan Powell and Erica De Bruin join the Council’s Elizabeth Shackelford on Deep Dish to explore the issues driving coups around the world and how to stop them. 

About the Experts
Associate Professor, Government, Hamilton College
Erica De Bruin is associate professor of government at Hamilton College, where her research focuses on civil-military relations, civil war, and policing. She is also author of book, "How to Prevent Coups d’état: Counterbalancing and Regime Survival".
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Jonathan Powell is an assistant professor in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs specializing in international relations and comparative politics. He is especially interested in civil-military relations, with regional interests in Africa and the Middle East.
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career US diplomat who served at the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, joined the Council in 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford

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