About us

My name is Robert Amsterdam, and I am a lawyer and an advocate for rule of law. This blog was created to express views which may stimulate debate and discussion on topics of international interest. It’s my belief that in general we live in a world of unchallenged impunity, and this blog is merely a small attempt to shine a light on issues I view as important in countries with which I am engaged (or at least find interesting). I make no apologies or pretense of objectivity – these are my opinions and I stand behind them.

I first started this website back in 2006, the commentary was generally focused on Russia issues. Now, more than 10,000 posts later, we aim to feature an eclectic selection of international policy topics.

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