mega-tendințe: Militarizarea Politicului – doc

Coronavirus Crisis Drives Bolsonaro to Play Politics With the Military – FP, 27.04
Brazil’s controversial president is again looking to lean on the military for support amid a political crisis. By Jack Detsch and Augusta Saraiva

Don’t Underestimate China’s Military-Civil Fusion Efforts – FP, 4.02
Beijing’s vision is clear, even if its implementation isn’t complete. By Emily Weinstein

Fascism Starts With Paramilitary Ties to Mainstream Parties – FP, 10.03
Growing links between U.S. politicians and extremists must be severed. By Lucas Dolan, Simon Frankel Pratt

The militarization of American democracy – Neta Crawford, The Hill, 20.01.21

Peaceful transfer of power ensues amid massive show of force – 20.01

  • In years past, presidential inaugurations on the National Mall are normally filled with tens of thousands of people. But those crowds were missing for the swearing in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, amid the pandemic and a massive security apparatus that was put in place after violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military – FP, 13.01.21
Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards. By Jim Golby

The Military Stayed Out of the Insurrection, but It Isn’t Over Yet – FP, 7.01.21
Trump failed because key Republicans backed down and the military stayed out, yet critical questions remain. By Peter Feaver

The Militarization of U.S. Politics – FA, 29.10.20
How Trump’s Presidency Opened the Door to Armed Electoral Interference. By Aila M. Matanock and Paul Staniland

America’s Politicized Military Is a Recipe for Disaster – FP, 15.07.20
Message to both sides: Keep the military (and retired generals) out of politics and elections. By Jim Golby

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