Here’s What Putin Thought of the United States 10 Years Ago

Today the annual Munich Security Conference is kicking off, bringing together some of the world’s most influential voices on security and defense at the Bayerischer Hof hotel. While most people will be analyzing and over-analyzing the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Team Trump, I think it is much more interesting to cast a […]

Springtime for Putin?

My latest column in SPEAR’S takes a look at how the deepening isolationism in the West is proving to be very fruitful territory for Russia’s Vladimir Putin – but don’t mistake it for strategic success. Putin is largely a distraction from the more difficult questions of what forces have put us in the place we […]

Video: Fethullah Gülen Sued in U.S. over Human Rights Violations

On December 9, 2015 attorney Robert Amsterdam held a press conference in Washington DC to announce a new civil suit against the U.S.-based Turkish imam Fethullah Gülen, and share the latest developments from the global investigation into a wide array of alleged abuses and unlawful conduct with the Gülen movement’s charter school empire. A full […]

Interview with Natasha Mozgovaya

Maxim Finskiy Seeks Relief in Court from Russian State-Sponsored Corporate Raid

LONDON/WASHINGTON, 19 August 2015 – Russian businessman Maxim Finskiy has initiated civil legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) and Canada in response to what he asserts was a Russian state-sponsored corporate raid that forced him to relinquish his ownership interest and management role in publicly-traded gold mining company White Tiger Gold Ltd. (“White […]

Максим Финский обратился за судебной помощью для защиты от рейда, осуществляемого группой лиц в Российский Федерации

Российский бизнесмен Максим Финский подал гражданский иск на Британских Виргинских Островах и в Канаде в ответ на рейдерский захват, инициированный Сергеем Янчуковым («Янчуков») и осуществленный с участием группы лиц в высших кругах российского руководства. В результате в 2013 году Финский был вынужден отказаться от своей доли собственности и руководящей позиции в компании по добыче золота […]

Victim of Russian State-Sponsored Corporate Raid Retains Amsterdam & Partners LLP and Shutts & Bowen LLP

LONDON/WASHINGTON, 10 August 2015 – Russian businessman Maxim Finskiy has retained international legal counsel to represent him against a fabricated criminal investigation brought by the Russian authorities. Finskiy, the founder and former Executive Chairman of White Tiger Gold Ltd. (“White Tiger”), was detained and placed under house arrest in Moscow in March 2015, in connection […]

Жертва рейда, спонсированного российским правительством, нанял в защиту Amsterdam & Partners и Shutts & Bowen LLP

Лондон/Вашингтон, 10 августа 2015 – Российский бизнесмен Максим Финский нанял международных адвокатов представлять его интересы в сфабрикованном против него уголовном деле, инициированном российскими властями. Финский, основатель и бывший исполнительный директор компании White Tiger Gold Ltd, был задержан и помещен под домашний арест в Москве в марте 2015 года при участии ряда лиц, связанных российским руководством […]

Ilya Ponomarev Will Fight ‘Basmanny Justice,’ Says Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media outlets on 17 July 2015: LONDON, 17 July 2015 – The reported move by Moscow to issue an arrest warrant against Russian opposition State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev represents a familiar abuse of the legal system, says lawyer Robert Amsterdam. According to Russian media reports on Wednesday, […]

Why Armenia is Rebelling against Putin

While the world’s attention is on Greece this week, a very interesting development is taking place in the usually sleeping capital of Armenia, as citizens are taking to the streets to protest against rising electricity prices brought about by a Russian state-owned company. For years now, it is has been the policy of the Kremlin […]