Turkey has democratic institutions, but they aren't working well at the moment. There is a corruption scandal, popular protests and concerns about an increasingly authoritarian government. Turkish author Elif Shafak says the problem is that Turks are conditioned to seek a strong father figure who can save them.
If you've been paying attention to the news at all, you've heard about Rob Ford. And you've probably wondered how he got elected. The answer? Ford Nation — an intensely loyal and ethnically diverse group of supporters who are sticking with him, despite the recent scandals and revelations.
What happens when Peace Corps volunteers fall in love, either with each other or with citizens of the country hosting them? Nina Porzucki, a Peace Corps alum, reports from the frontlines of love in the developing world.