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Edward Stafford

Edward G. Stafford is a retired career Foreign Service Officer. He most recently served as Political-Military Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara (2011-2014) and as adjunct professor of Civ-Mil Affairs at the Inter-American Defense College in Washington, DC (2014-2016). Mr. Stafford has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a post-Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies from the Romanian National Defense College, and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the U.S. National Defense Intelligence College (now NIU). In order of ability, Mr. Stafford’s foreign languages are Spanish, French, Romanian, Portuguese, and Turkish.
28 June 2018
TRAVEL BAN 3.0 ALLOWED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT 2

TRAVEL BAN 3.0 ALLOWED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

There are several old sayings in English to apply to this decision:  third time is the charm, and the devil dwells in the details.  But first, […]
7 December 2017
TURKEY AND THE U.S. AFTER ZARRAB 4

TURKEY AND THE U.S. AFTER ZARRAB

Turkish-U.S. relations have become marked by tensions that do not befit relations between two states that share membership in a decades-old defense alliance, a strong commitment […]
8 June 2017
Riyadh or Doha  6

Riyadh or Doha 

The recent actions by Saudi Arabia and several of its Arab allies (or clients) to isolate and punish Qatar for its alleged collusion with Iranian and […]
18 May 2017
Erdogan and Trump: Good feelings, little change in substance 8

Erdogan and Trump: Good feelings, little change in substance

President Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, 16 May in his first meeting with a western head of […]
13 April 2017
Executive Power and Hubris Syndrome 11

Executive Power and Hubris Syndrome

In previous posts about aspects of the US executive presidency, which has been held up as a model for a Turkish executive presidency to be voted […]
6 April 2017
Trump, His Personality and The Presidential System 13

Trump, His Personality and The Presidential System

In several previous articles we looked at the executive presidency within the American context, as a sort of primer on executive presidential systems as Turkey approaches […]
30 March 2017
Previewing Tillerson's Trip to Turkey 15

Previewing Tillerson’s Trip to Turkey

In a 27 March teleconference, senior State Department officials provided an overview of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s 30 March trip to Ankara. In their responses to journalists’ […]
23 March 2017
Fourth of Four – Presidency 17

Fourth of Four – Presidency

This series of articles has been an attempt to put in context the strong Executive Presidency of the Unites States because some political commentators present it […]
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