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 […]

Departures Podcast with Arash Azizi

When former President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike which claimed the life of General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, it irrecoverably changed the future path of the country and region at large. This week we are proud to have a special guest, the Iranian historian and NYU professor Arash Azizi […]

Departures Podcast with Edward Schatz

Often overlooked, the nations of Central Asia represent a highly important geostrategic region of the world with abundant mineral and energy wealth – and yet, US diplomatic efforts in these countries are way behind the larger neighbors of Russia and China. Part of this lack of engagement has to do with how America – at […]