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Departures Podcast with Peter Cardwell

From the earliest days of representative government, special advisers have served an essential background role in politics, never more so than in the last 50 years in Great Britain. They have performed tasks both administrative and policy-oriented, mundane and extraordinary, and have affected domestic and even foreign policy matters, in both seen and unforeseen ways. […]

Minuit moins une: La crise camerounaise

Le Cameroun est souvent nommé « l’Afrique en miniature », du fait de sa diversité géographique et humaine. La diversité du Cameroun, qui devrait être un atout, est devenue la source de l’une des crises les plus négligées au monde. En simplifiant les choses, on peut dire que le Cameroun compte deux régions dites anglophones et huit […]

New White Paper: One Minute to Midnight – The Cameroon Crisis

Today Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP is proud to launch its latest white paper, “One Minute to Midnight: The Cameroon Crisis,” focusing on the tragic and unchecked rise of authoritarian rule under the dictatorship of Paul Biya, the exploitation of the Anglophone crisis as a pretext for human rights abuses, and the unlawful […]

Departures Podcast with Simon Kuper

There are few turncoat spies more infamous than George Blake, an MI6 agent who spied for the Soviet Union in the 1950s, was later caught, convicted and sentenced to 42 years in prison. There are even fewer to manage to escape prison and flee to the East to live a life of relative happiness and […]

Departures Podcast with Ryan Gingeras

Generally in the scholarship on Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s most famous transformative leader, there are only a handful of books which delve into the making of the politics and the culture in the lead-up to him becoming president in 1923. In his new book, “Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk,” Prof. Ryan Gingeras […]

Departures Podcast with Eliot Higgins

What a nightmare for Vladimir Putin. When Russian-backed militants shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014, killing almost 300 innocent people, the Kremlin defaulted to its usual muscular disinformation tactics and media operations to confuse and cloud the issue. But who stepped forward to bring accountability and facts, they didn’t see it […]