The Lawfare Podcast: Naunihal Singh on Zimbabwe and the Strategic Logic of Military Coups

By Vanessa Sauter
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:30 PM

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe's military placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and took over state institutions in what is largely considered a military coup. Naunihal Singh, author of "Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups" and professor at the Naval War College, joined Benjamin Wittes for a lively discussion on current events in Zimbabwe and the nature of coups in general. They discussed the defining elements of a military coup and its modern history, the politics surrounding Zimbabwe's situation, and much more.