Harvard freshman’s visa rejected by border officers at U.S. airport

By Graham Kates Updated on: August 28, 2019 A student’s plans to attend Harvard University were potentially cut short Friday when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at Boston Logan International Airport turned him away.The decision to reject Ismail Ajjawi’s entrance into the U.S. was first reported by the Harvard Crimson student newspaper, which received […]

The F-35 … Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program

  Airmen performing pre- and postflight inspections on the F-35A Lightning IIs at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.CreditCreditAnne Rearick for The New York Times Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program The F-35 was once the Pentagon’s high-profile problem child. Has it finally moved past its reputation of being an overhyped and underperforming warplane? […]

Is this the Beginning of the End for Turkey’s Erdogan? Stratfor Enterprises, LLC.

Jul 3, 2019 | 19:25 GMT By Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors (MIKHAIL SVETLOV/Getty Images) Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor’s Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are distinguished leaders in their fields of expertise. Highlights In Turkey, the opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu soundly defeated his ruling […]

An Impatient Turkey Gets Ready to Enter Northeastern Syria, Stratfor Enterprises, LLC

Aug 7, 2019 | 09:00 GMT (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Highlights Turkey has long warned of an imminent offensive into northeastern Syria, but its latest warnings suggest an incursion is imminent this time. A combination of Turkish impatience and a narrowing window for action could drive Ankara to finally launch the military operation. But given that […]

Associate of Michael Flynn Is Found Guilty of Secretly Lobbying for Turkey

Image Bijan Kian, a former business associate of Michael T. Flynn, was accused of secretly lobbying for Turkey.CreditCreditJacquelyn Martin/Associated Press By Adam Goldman July 23, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A business associate of the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was convicted on Tuesday in Northern Virginia of secretly lobbying for Turkey, a victory […]

Turkey’s Delicate Dance in Iraqi Kurdistan

Jul 24, 2019 | 09:00 GMT (FERIQ FEREC/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Highlights After a brief hiatus following the September 2017 failed independence referendum, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has reclaimed its place at the helm of the Kurdish government in northern Iraq. The return of the political status quo in the region will open the KDP […]

Turkey: Erdogan Appears Willing to Trade Economic Risk for Political Gain

  Turkey: Erdogan Appears Willing to Trade Economic Risk for Political Gain (Stratfor) The Big Picture A number of converging events recently have increased the risks to economic and political stability in Turkey. Even so, as Stratfor’s Third-Quarter Forecast pointed out, the Turkish government will maneuver among its numerous domestic and external problems, calculating that […]

Pres. Trump is About to Damage U.S. Interests Just to Please Erdogan

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com  Pres. Donald Trump is on the verge of making a serious mistake, jeopardizing the security of the United States and other NATO members if he decides not to sanction Turkey for purchasing Russian S-400 missiles which are incompatible with NATO military systems and expose the operational secrets […]