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Special Departures Podcast on the Crisis in Israel featuring Ron Robin

In light of the escalating violence taking place in Israel this week, we reached out to our friend and colleague Ron Robin, a scholar, author, and the President of Haifa University. In this brief interview, which was interrupted at several points by air raid sirens nearby Prof. Robin’s location, we discuss the origins of the […]

Departures Podcast with Michela Wrong

Near the end of this episode, host of the Departures podcast Robert Amsterdam tells his guest, “This is perhaps the best book I’ve ever read on Africa, and I’ve read a lot of books.” Such is the esteem we hold for Michela Wrong, a British journalist who has covered Africa for decades for outlets such […]

Departures Podcast with Drew Hinshaw

In April 2013, in a distant corner of Nigeria, a terrorist group kidnapped some 300 schoolgirls, eventually igniting a global advocacy campaign that brought an unprecedented level of international attention to the country. This global attention, which involved interventions by Western intelligence agencies, military advisors, and a plethora of aid NGOs, has not necessarily always […]

Livre Blanc: Minuit moins une – la crise du Cameroun

Aujourd’hui Amsterdam & Partners LLP est fier de lancer la version française de son nouveau livre blanc « Minuit moins une : la crise du Cameroun », qui traite de la montée tragique et incontrôlée d’un régime autoritaire sous la dictature de Paul Biya, marquée par l’exploitation de la crise anglophone comme un prétexte aux violations des droits […]

Departures Podcast with Luke Patey

In recent years, China has gradually transitioned from a “quiet rise” strategy under Hu Jintao to the “wolf warrior” mode of diplomacy, as the government seeks to take more aggressive actions to defend its interests and expand its influence in the international environment. While this has in many cases produced successful outcomes, there is also […]

Departures Interview with Selçuk Colakoğlu

Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey’s geostrategic relevance as a NATO ally bridging the West with Asia has been highlighted repeatedly – but there’s often been less attention on how Ankara’s role has been managed in terms of its relations with Beijing. This week Selçuk Çolakoğlu of the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific […]