Former Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith and Former Faculty Fellow Naunihal Singh, have been mentioned in The New York Time's article: "What Makes a Coup Succeed? Confidence, Consensus and a Sense of Inevitability". Here, they analayze the success and failures of past coups in countries such as Libya, Turkey, Algeria and Sudan in comparison to Venezuela's recent failure. They explain how Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has called on military leaders to join him in rising up against the government, drawing attention to his lack of support.
“You don’t say ‘We can win if only we have your support.’ What you say is ‘We’ve already won,’” Mr. Singh said. “By making it seem like you’ve already succeeded, you get the support necessary to succeed.”