Robert Amsterdam on CNN: Obsessing Over Putin Conceals China Threat

Robert Amsterdam speaks with CNN’s Richard Quest on the issues facing the new U.S. administration in its relations with both China and Russia.

Short Film: The Case Against Alexander Adamescu

In late January, the German businessman Dan Adamescu died while serving a 4.5 year sentence in Romania due to health complications after authorities denied him proper medical treatment. His son, Alexander Adamescu, continues to be threatened with extradition from the United Kingdom to Romania on completely nonsensical, bogus charges. Their incredible, outrageous story of injustice […]

The Not-So-Special Relationship

The outcomes of both Brexit and the US election were unexpected, disruptive, and driven by a similar surge of nationalism. And so you’d think that the first meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump would be a celebratory affair. It certainly hasn’t felt like that. When Prime Minister May arrived yesterday, the […]

Romania Will Be Held Accountable for Murder of Political Prisoner Dan Adamescu, Says Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media on January 25, 2016. BUCHAREST, 25 January 2017 – A German businessman jailed in Romania on politically motivated charges has passed away following severe medical mistreatment by the authorities. Dan Adamescu, an insurance magnate who was sentenced to four years on trumped up charges, fell into septic […]

Why We Must Reform the European Arrest Warrant

A terrific article by Mitchell Belfer in the Parliament Magazine about why the United Kingdom must reform the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to prevent abuses such in the case of Alexander Adamescu: Despite having not set foot in Romania for years, when Alexander criticised the Romanian government for their unjust treatment of his father, he […]

Newspaper România Liberă Blasts KPMG over ‘Privatized Censorship’

The following open letter to the global accounting firm KPMG was published by the Romanian daily newspaper, România Liberă. Dear Mr Veihmeyer, We, the journalists and editors of România Liberă, issue a public appeal regarding the role of your firm, KPMG International, with regard to a series of repressive and illegal actions in which you […]

Opriţi distrugerea “României libere”!

24 Octombrie 2016 Stimate domnule Veihmeyer, Noi, jurnalişti şi editori la “România liberă”, vă adresăm acest apel public referitor la rolul firmei dvs, KPMG International, în legătură cu o serie de acţiuni represive şi ilegale, în care sunteţi parte, acţiuni care au fost puse la cale de fostul Guvern român împotriva ziarului nostru, cu scopul […]

Victim of Romanian Political Persecution Alexander Adamescu Retains Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media today. WASHINGTON DC, 11 October 2016 — The son of the well-known Romanian businessman Dan Adamescu has engaged the international lawyer Robert Amsterdam to fight back against the politically motivated persecution by the government of Romania. Alexander Adamescu was arrested in London on 13 June 2016 before […]

Canada’s Extraordinary Naïveté toward Fethullah Gülen

The reputation of Canada as an eternally modest, earnest, and polite people is more often an illusion than a fact. Especially when it comes to diplomacy and foreign affairs, we strive to pursue our own nuanced path as compared to our Southern neighbor, and in fact this “smarter” approach to geopolitics is a source of […]

Turkey and Thailand: A Tale of Two Coups

There had been coups before in Turkey but none like that which transpired deep into the night of 15th July 2016. As the helicopter gunships and F16 fighter-bombers flew low over the rooftops of Ankara and Istanbul, and tanks and soldiers seized crucial areas, Turkey’s citizens – despite being fired upon by heavily-armed troops – […]