Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Tanzanian Political Prisoner Freeman Mbowe

The following press release was distributed to media today. Freeman Mbowe, a Tanzanian opposition politician and chairman of the Chadema party who was arrested in nighttime police raid this past July, will be represented by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP, in coordination with local defense counsel. The arrest of […]

Departures Podcast with Max Siollun, author of ‘What Britain Did to Nigeria: A Short History of Conquest and Rule’

Since Britain’s annexation of Lagos in 1861 up until independence in 1960, the history of colonialism in Nigeria has almost always been told from London’s perspective – often exaggerating the benevolent intentions and downplaying and blameshifting the abuses, ethnic violence, and social disarray the occupation created. Every listener to this podcast knows that we love […]

Departures Podcast with Serhii Plokhy

Looking back almost 60 years ago when the United States and the Soviet Union came within an inch of destroying the world via all-out nuclear war, we continue to gain new insights into the dramatic events, the changing of thinking and decision-making that went on in both ExComm and the Presidium. This week we’re proud […]

Departures Podcast with Martin Sherwin, author of ‘Gambling with Armageddon’

As Kennedy and Khrushchev just barely navigated their way out of a world-destroying nuclear armageddon, there remain many lessons to be explored with regard to statecraft, diplomacy, and decisionmaking in a crisis. The Pulitzer-winning historian joins the Departures podcast this week to discuss his book, “Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban […]

Special Departures Podcast Episode on Afghanistan featuring Alexander Cooley

The rapid collapse of Kabul in the final weeks of the US withdrawal has forced a reckoning of not only Washington’s failure in the region but broader questions about US foreign policy and what the Biden administration wants (or is actually able) to achieve. This week Departures with Robert Amsterdam is pleased to welcome a […]

Departures Podcast with Robert Draper, author of ‘To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq’

The chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and rapid fall of Kabul to the Taliban brought back in sharp focus the misguided policies of the George W. Bush administration that led the US into the War on Terror. In “To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq,” Robert Draper, a […]