What Germany Knew About Turkey’s Coup Plotter Before it Happened

Although Germany is home to one of the largest pockets of Turkish expatriates in the world (3-4 million), relations are often been strained, even more so since the July 2016 coup attempt. Currently, and perhaps due to tense political climate as the Chancellor approaches a crucial election next fall, Germany’s intelligence service has been very […]

What’s Behind the FBI Case against Russian Hackers?

Two and half years ago, Yahoo! suffered one of the worst attacks in history, as hackers gained access to some 500 million accounts. In a disclosure last September,  the company indicated that data including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, encrypted passwords and, in some cases, security questions — was compromisedby what it believed […]

Overreacting to Russia

For weeks now I’ve been arguing, perhaps in vain, that the lurid conspiracy theories lying beneath the surface of much of the Trump-Flynn-Sessions-Kislyak story did not necessarily add up to a coherent whole, and that while I do agree an independent investigation is important, I am not confident that we are suddenly going to discover […]

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 […]

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 […]