A graphical representation of democracy with silhouetted figures

Interviewed by CEDAR’s Petra Alderman, Professor Rory Cormac introduces his latest book How to Stage a Coup and Ten Other Lessons from the World of Secret Statecraft and answers Petra’s questions on:

  • the difference between the reality and popular representations of covert actions and secret statecraft;
  • the choices states make in relation to when covert action is used, and how it is used;
  • the implications covert action and secret statecraft have on the state of global democracy;
  • the ways we can defend democracy against the negative effects of covert action.

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