Departures Podcast featuring Sergey Radchenko, author of “To Run the World: The Kremlin’s Cold War Bid for Global Power”

Following the end of World War II, Josef Stalin and Russia’s leadership had a certain vision of the postwar order, one which ended up being quite different from reality. They had expected to maintain control over the whole of Europe, and have these gains of war legitimized and recognized by the United States – with […]

Departures Podcast featuring Eugene Rogan, author of “The Damascus Events: The 1860 Massacre and the Making of the Modern Middle East”

In the early 19th century, the Ottoman empire was facing rebellion, decline, and increasing competition for influence with Europe. The leadership in Istanbul implemented desperate plans to preserve the empire through modernizing reforms, known as Tanzimat, which among other measures declared Muslims, Christians, and Jews to be equal under the law. But things did not […]

Press Release: Lawyers for Ukrainian Orthodox Church Warn of Impending Crackdown Following Peace Conference

The following press release was distributed to media today. Lawyers for Ukrainian Orthodox Church Warn of Impending Crackdown Following Peace Conference “Zelensky is ‘pursuing peace’ while jailing priests,” says UOC lawyer Robert Amsterdam LONDON, JUNE 14, 2024 – The international legal team representing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has announced that it has received intelligence […]

Departures Podcast featuring Glenn Diesen, author of “The Ukraine War & the Eurasian World Order”

There is a certain trend of narratives regarding the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that are understood as gospel in the West. And when analysts or academics stray outside those narrative lines, they are targeted with intolerance and all sorts of unfounded accusations. The fact is that we don’t seem to be able capable of a […]

Robert Amsterdam Speech at Spear’s 500 Live

Robert Amsterdam delivered the keynote speech at the Spear’s 500 Live conference event held at the Savoy in London on May 23, 2024. The following excerpt of the write-up was first published by Spears. Scroll down for a video of the speech.

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Writes Open Letter to United Nations Security Council Highlighting Violations of Religious Freedom in Ukraine

The following press release was distributed to media today. LONDON, MAY 22, 2024 – Robert Amsterdam, a lawyer acting on behalf of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), has today issued an open letter to the current President of the United Nations Security Council, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique. The […]