This first article touches on just how close all the ISIS stuff is to Turkey, and anticipates Sunday's Parliamentary vote.
So....How'd that vote turn out? Take a look:
If you're interested, feel free to go on to the companion analysis piece also from PBS Newshour: "Is Turkey Headed for Political Instability?" That one, however, is not required.
This piece, built around an interview with a guy who wrote a book titled The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, analyzes the rapid developments in the way revolutionary movements behave and the way governments attempt to keep up.
Watch the two pieces below, then go to the LINKS page to fill out the response form. The specific prompt appears when you mouse-over the response box.
Although we look at the Brinton framework every year, not every year affords the real-time tie-ins that you folks have enjoyed (enjoyed?).
The most recent one before this was the 2011 Arab Spring, in which, allegedly as a result of un-censorable-twitter networking, popular uprisings toppled strong-men in a series of countries.
The following two films present some background and an analytical comparison about the varying levels of success the respective revolutions have had.
For this first, background piece, listen for the following about the three countries
And what accounts for the difference in how things turned out in the three countries?
This came from the Watson Institute, associated with Choices Program at Brown University