“Paid in Experience”

“I’m getting paid in experience.” As an intern on Capitol Hill, I hear this line at least twice a day, nearly every day, from my fellow interns hoping to justify their time spent as an unpaid summer intern. Only about one in three interns on the Hill are paid, yet thousands of college students take … Read more

A Botched Attempt

In the late hours of July 15, 2016, various elements of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted to stage a coup d’état, primarily centered in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. Calling themselves the Turkish Peace Council, the coup’s perpetrators aimed to wrest control of the country from the ruling government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and … Read more

Turkey’s Military Disconnect

In an April 2013 interview with The Atlantic, Jordanian King Abdullah II told the world how he really felt about Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then the prime minister of Turkey. According to Abdullah, “Erdogan once said that democracy for him is a bus ride … ‘Once I get to my stop, I’m getting off.’” Indeed, to … Read more