The Not-So-Special Relationship

The outcomes of both Brexit and the US election were unexpected, disruptive, and driven by a similar surge of nationalism. And so you’d think that the first meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump would be a celebratory affair. It certainly hasn’t felt like that. When Prime Minister May arrived yesterday, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2016

TODAY: Congress pledges to investigate CIA’s assessment of Russian interference in U.S. presidential election; prospect of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State praised by Kremlin; clash of ideas over Syria interventions; Russia pledges to assist Serbia militarily; Lavrov pours scorn on E.U. terminology for Crimea; Gorbachev suggests ‘new union’ could emerge; RBC media ordered to […]

Letter from Gülen Whistleblower

As part of our investigation into the activities taking place at Fethullah Gülen’s numerous U.S. charter schools, we have come into contact with dozens of whistleblowers willing to come forward and share the facts of their experiences. This one that we have received in the past few days from New York makes for astonishing, shocking […]

Press Release: Lawyer Cites Inability of Texas Education Agency to Investigate Harmony Public Schools

The following press release was distributed to media this evening: WASHINGTON DC, October 14, 2016 – A recently concluded investigation by the Texas Education Agency into the charter school network controlled by secretive Turkish figure Fethullah Gülen has failed to address the substance of numerous glaring irregularities, says Robert Amsterdam, an attorney acting on behalf […]

Law Firm to Unveil Investigation into Self-Dealing, Conflicts at Gulen Charter Schools, Will Refer Findings to State Auditor

The following press release was circulated to media today in Columbus, Ohio: COLUMBUS — Amsterdam & Partners, an international law firm, will detail findings of its investigation into 17 Ohio-based charter schools tied to Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania. The findings will show misuse of public funds for illegal private […]

At Gülen’s Magnolia Schools, the Math Doesn’t Add Up

Magnolia Public Schools, one of the crown jewels of Fethullah Gülen’s U.S. charter school empire, prides itself on a rigorous math and science curriculum. But despite all their boasting of excellence in these subjects, the school’s finances display some incredibly shady calculus. Like all charter schools, Magnolia’s ten institutions in California receive their funding from […]

An Affront to Rule of Law in Brazil

Today Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office. She did not face a court of law or a judge, but rather a trial before her peers in Congress, 60% of whom are facing formal criminal charges themselves. My view on the this flawed impeachment process and what it means for Brazil, was […]

Victims of Fethullah Gülen Will Continue Fight, says Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media earlier today: WASHINGTON, D.C. 30 June 2016 – Following a ruling by a Pennsylvania District Court to dismiss a human rights suit on procedural grounds brought against the fugitive Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, international lawyer Robert Amsterdam says that the victims will continue their fight for justice. […]

Attorney Robert Amsterdam calls on the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate H1-B visa fraud and national security threats posed by the Gülen organization

The following press release was issued to media today. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney Robert Amsterdam today released a video address calling on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to take decisive action and investigate the H1-B visa fraud being committed by the organization overseen by the fugitive cleric Fethullah Gülen. In Turkey, the Gülen […]

Press Release: Magnolia Public Schools’ Attempt to Deflect Scrutiny from Illegal Misconduct is Disgraceful

The following press release was distributed to media earlier today. Learn more about this case at MagnoliaComplaint.com. WASHINGTON, D.C. –Magnolia Public Schools’ recent protest at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles is a disgraceful attempt to dodge accountability amid growing public pressure over a series of serious fraud and misappropriation allegations, charged international lawyer Robert […]