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New White Paper Highlights Mongolian Government’s Attack on Rule of Law and Unlawful Persecution of Former Prime Minister

The following press release was distributed to media today. WASHINGTON DC, Feb 1, 2021 – Since coming into power in 2017, President Khaltmaa Battulga has plunged Mongolia’s democracy into a downward spiral of authoritarianism, abuses of anti-corruption law, and politically motivated persecutions of the president’s opponents, argues a new white paper published by Robert Amsterdam […]

Departures Podcast with David Omand

Data is dumb, correlation is not causation. Explanation is everything. Spymaster David Omand on how to think critically.

Latest Scandal at Gulen-run Charter School in Orlando Underscores Need for Urgent Investigation

The following press release was distributed to media today. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — According to reports aired by local ABC News affiliate WFTV, Abdulaziz Yalcin, the principal of Orlando Science Charter School, has been arrested on two counts of failing to report child abuse. “Mr. Yalcin’s arrest is only the latest in a long series of alleged […]

Visa Restrictions Imposed against Magufuli Regime by United States a Welcome First Step, says Robert Amsterdam

The following statement was circulated to media today. WASHINGTON DC, 19 JANUARY 2021 – According to a statement published by US Department of State, new visa sanctions are going to be applied against  a series of Tanzanian officials who were determined to be “responsible for or complicit” in undermining Tanzania’s October 28, 2020, general elections. These travel restrictions […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast- January 19, 2020

Today in Russia: Navalny sentenced to thirty days imprisonment – could it “derail his movement?”; Russian police officer suspected of leaking data of FSB officers accused of poisoning Navalny; Yulia Navalnaya; Sanctions?; Gazprom warns of possible Nord Stream 2 suspension

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast- January 18, 2020

Today in Russia: Navalny. In Russia news this weekend, there is one story dominating global headlines: Alexei Navalny. The opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger who survived a poisoning attempt made his way back to Moscow from Berlin on Sunday after announcing publicly his plan to return on Friday, where he has been recovering from the […]