The Graphic Truth: Coups ain’t what they used to be
Over the weekend, Guinea's special forces ousted Alpha Condé, the country's first democratically elected president. Although the coup in Guinea is the third successful one this year after Myanmar and Mali, attempts around the globe in recent decades have become both less common and less successful. That's partly because the end of the Cold War diminished outside superpowers' interest in backing the overthrow of elected governments they didn't like. Here's a look at the historical record.