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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Jan 26, 2022

Throughout the most recent intensifying conflict between Russia and the West over Ukraine, there is a common assumption that the Russian leadership is wielding its "energy weapon" to break apart European unity and advance its interests.

While that may be partly true, it would be a huge mistake to assume that such a vast...


Jan 18, 2022

Several years ago, Hakan Bulgurlu was at the top of his game. He was serving as CEO of Ar├želik, a multi-billion dollar corporation. He and his family, including three young children, were enjoying a great life with frequent international travel. But he was also deeply troubled by the raw data he was seeing...


Jan 14, 2022

Forget tanks, missiles, and soldiers. The forms of warfare predominantly being used against the United States today are much more often unconventional and irregular, such as large-scale offensive cyber actions, disinformation campaigns, spying, economic subversion, and smaller armed conflicts via proxies. 

This is a...