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 […]

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 […]

Press Release: Georgian Dream is creating an authoritarian nightmare, according to new report

“Bidzina’s Law,” the latest White Paper by Robert Amsterdam, details the sham prosecution against his client George Bachiashvili and the state capture of the country’s institutions by the oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili. The report, “Bidzina’s Law: The State Capture of Georgia,” written by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, warns against the malign influence of former Georgian Prime […]

Departures Podcast Featuring Christopher Miller, author of ‘The War Came to US’

Among the slew of books that have come out recently on the war in Ukraine, there are few which take as broad a scope of the human experience of the soldiers, victims, and communities living on the front than the latest entry written by the war correspondent Christopher Miller. In his book, “The War Came […]

Departures Podcast featuring Volodymyr Ishchenko, author of ‘Towards the Abyss: Ukraine from Maidan to War’

The tremendous velocity of history that Ukraine has experienced since independence to the Maidan revolution to the catastrophic war brought on by Russia’s aggression often tends to be sold and told in neatly packaged narratives to the West – a heroic tale of a plucky democracy breaking from from the yoke of an authoritarian past. […]

The Slings and Arrows of Defending a Church in Wartime Ukraine

It’s probably not a good use of time responding to Twitter users such as @officejjsmart @JayinKyiv et al., but these people are simply not telling the truth. Lies and dishonesty sometimes should be confronted instead of ignored. I’m no “pal” of Tucker Carlson. The ony time I’ve ever spoken with him was during that interview. […]

Departures Podcast featuring Nicolai Petro, author of ‘The Tragedy of Ukraine’

As the war in Ukraine rages on into its second year, there remains little consensus or understanding of how the conflict could be resolved outside of military outcomes, and a persisting misunderstanding on behalf of the West regarding Ukraine’s own internal preexisting social divisions. This week we’re pleased to have a special guest, Dr. Nicolai […]

Departures Podcast featuring Karl Schlögel, author of “The Soviet Century: Archaeology of a Lost World”

From the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the chaotic disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, there is a dazzling and disorienting array of histories. While many books detail the lives and politics of Soviet leaders, Karl Schlögel invites us to better understand the experience of the country through the lives lived by more common […]

New White Paper Details Attacks on Religious Freedom in Ukraine; Urges Washington to Oppose Controversial Draft Law

The following press release was distributed to media today: WASHINGTON DC, JANUARY 3, 2024 – Warning of the Ukrainian government’s imminent passage of the controversial Draft Law 8371, the law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP is today releasing a new white paper detailing sweeping abuses of human rights and violations of religious freedom by […]