fbpx

Departures Podcast with Robert D. Kaplan

It may be hard for many of our listeners to believe, but once upon a time US foreign policy could offer glimmers of astonishing humanitarianism, which was the case over the epic career of Robert (Bob) Gersony. While other literary references have framed the actors leading US foreign interventions as “quiet” or “ugly,” Gersony’s life […]

The Commonwealth Should Investigate Tanzania’s Failure to Respond to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is a global emergency that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives globally. Even when governments make their best effort at preserving the life and well-being of their populations by enacting sensible measures to decrease the spread of the disease and working to procure vaccines as quickly as possible, COVID-19 has proven […]

Coup Plotters Are Not Victims. A Letter to US Senate on Turkey.

Today the following letter was delivered to the offices of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as well as the other co-signers of their February 9, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden on the subject of relations with the Republic of Turkey. Letter to US Senators on the Republic of Turkey | February […]

Departures Podcast with Christopher Capozzola

Since the United States touched base in the Philippines in 1898, the relationship between the Philippines and the U.S. has endured with war and military service forging a continuing but contentious relationship between the two countries. But has it been a productive relationship for both members? While Filipinos have served in the American military since […]

The Tatmadaw Turns Back the Clock in Myanmar

On the morning of February 1, Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand, woke up to the news that the military seized control of the state. The country’s leader (the official title is the State Counsellor) Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s President Win Myint, […]

Departures Podcast with James Ryan and Susan Grant

It is easy to get very comfortable with our surface-level understanding of sweeping historical events. Most of the time it is generally consistent with the facts, except when it isn’t. When it comes to how we regard the notorious regime of Josef Stalin and this particular period of Russian history, there are more than a […]