Departures Podcast featuring Maximilian Hess, author of ‘Economic War’

As Russia’s conflict with Ukraine grinds deep into year 2, there are signals of impatience and exhaustion among the country’s key supporters in the United States and Europe, and increasing chatter about “stalemate” and pushing Kyiv to the negotiating table. But even for the staunch isolationists who view the outcome of the conflict through the […]

Departures Podcast featuring Stuart A. Reid, author of “The Lumumba Plot”

The early period of the Cold War in Africa includes some of the most shocking episodes of foreign intervention by the US Central Intelligence Agency, to the point that many of these histories would seem a bit too farfetched for Hollywood.  Such was the chaos in 1960-1961, right around the time that Congo achieved its […]

Departures Podcast featuring Gary Gerstle, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order’

In an increasingly complex and fractured international system, the norms and expectations of how nations and markets interact is changing from one era into the next before our very eyes.  That is the main focus of inquiry for Gary Gerstle, whose new book, “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World […]

Open Letter to the Verkhovna Rada on Draft Law 8371 Attacking Religious Freedom

The following letter was distributed to all members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, ahead of the second reading and expected passage of Draft Law 8371 by Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP. Amsterdam & Partners LLP represents the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Ruslan Stefanchuk Chairman, Verkhovna Rada Ukrainy Oleksandr Kornienko, 1st Deputy Chairman, Verkhovna […]

Departures Podcast Featuring Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa

In the weeks following the October 7 Hamas terror attacks against Israel, Departures with Robert Amsterdam welcomes special guest Prof. Ron Robin, the President of the University of Haifa in Israel, who provides an assessment and analysis of what the country is going threre and what paths we see coming ahead. Amsterdam and Prof. Robin […]

Law Targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a Disgraceful Transgression of Civil Rights

The following press release was distributed to media today. Ukrainian Orthodox Church Appoints Amsterdam & Partners LLP to Defend Against Attack on Religious Freedoms The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has announced the appointment of international lawyer Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to assist the international response to escalating attacks by the Government of […]