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Livre Blanc: Minuit moins une – la crise du Cameroun

Aujourd’hui Amsterdam & Partners LLP est fier de lancer la version française de son nouveau livre blanc « Minuit moins une : la crise du Cameroun », qui traite de la montée tragique et incontrôlée d’un régime autoritaire sous la dictature de Paul Biya, marquée par l’exploitation de la crise anglophone comme un prétexte aux violations des droits […]

Departures Podcast with Ethan Zuckerman

At some point, people stopped believing that electing the right leaders and passing the right laws was the most effective way to achieve social change. Since at least the 1970s, people have been rapidly losing faith in government, democracy, big banks, big corporations, organized religion, and other institutions which were thought to help give order […]

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 Elizabeth Thompson

Following the World War I breakup of the Ottoman Empire, Prince Faisal came into Damascus to declare his determination to build a constitutional democracy which would serve as the primary building block of a new sovereign state with guaranteed rights for a pluralistic population. Secular modernizers and Islamic reformers created groundbreaking new alliances which could […]

Departures Podcast with Heidi Tworek

Having gone through the tumultuous experience of this past election in the United States, with provocative propaganda, disinformation, fake news, and pervasive and extreme distrust, many feel like we’re experiencing an unprecedented moment. But arguably, we’ve been here before. This week we are joined by Prof. Heidi Tworek, author of “News from Germany: The Competition […]

Departures Podcast with Tobias Harris

Up until his recent resignation due to health concerns, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cast a long shadow as one of the most remarkable global statesman, shaping the country’s alliances and leadership position in an extremely difficult and threatening region of the world. Journalist and author Tobias Harris, author of “The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and […]

Departures Interview with Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen discusses Trump’s hospitalization, his new book, and why America needs to prepare to change in order to survive.

Departures Podcast with Barry Buzan

For many years now, China and Japan have not enjoyed very good relations. In fact, highly volatile and emotional issues of territory, history, and identity have escalated dangerously. But are these historical issues largely a political construction, and do in fact the two nations have more in common in terms of interests and history than […]

Open Letter to ICJ on Venezuela Sanctions

Over the course of my 40 years practicing international law, I’ve had some experience working in countries where the rule of law is painfully absent or impaired, and yet, today I note with sadness that we are witnessing a similar erosion of integrity taking place in the United States. Below we are publishing the full […]

Departures Podcast with Vincent Bevins

In the 1950s and 1960s, the United States engaged in a relentless anticommunism crusade which included the sponsorship of mass killings, coups, and installations of authoritarian regimes across much of the global South, from Indonesia to Brazil. In his fascinating new book, “The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped […]