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Back Channel Diplomacy is Attempting to Defuse World Hot Spots, says Retired U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott

August 16, 2019

Retired U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott tells us that back channel diplomacy is currently going on in ways unimagined by most citizens, through her organization, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She became the NCAFP’s President and CEO in August 2018. Officially known as Track II Diplomacy, these closed­-door and off­-the­-record conferences provide opportunities for […]

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Israeli High Court Decision Puts Jerusalem Christian Community at Risk, says Former U.S. Ambassador Theros

August 5, 2019

Retired U.S. Ambassador Patrick Theros discusses the Israeli High Court decision in favor of an extremist group that seeks the removal of Christians from the Old City of Jerusalem and the existential risks for the Christian community that the ruling poses. At issue in the real estate case, brought by the Greek Orthodox Church of […]

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Marshall Lester on Teaching Law in the Former Soviet Union

July 9, 2019

Warshaw Burstein partner Marshall Lester discusses his work as a teacher of international corporate law at programs in countries in the former Soviet Union. In this podcast he gives perspectives on the differences between American and overseas students, discusses their interest in U.S. law and offers insights into the fascinating regions in which he has […]

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D.C. Lawyers Advance Civil Lawsuit vs. Republic of Turkey Over Beating of Protesters on U.S. Soil

March 25, 2019

•Turkey Faces April Deadline to Respond in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia •Ankara Foreign Ministry Finally Served After Rebuffing Service Three Times ◊PODCAST COLD OPEN VERBATIM: You had a trained paramilitary force attack peaceful protesters. The people who were protecting President Erdogan came across police lines and beat up our clients, hit […]

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From Zionist to Palestinian Advocate: One Lawyer’s Journey

January 31, 2019

Podcaster John Metaxas interviews veteran civil rights attorney Robert Herbst about his journey from his liberal Jewish upbringing to becoming an advocate for Palestinian rights. Bob says just as “Black Lives Matter in the U.S., Palestinian lives matter in Israel/Palestine.” He says his viewpoint changed significantly after what he calls Israel’s brutal 2014 Operation Protective […]

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Columbia University’s David Phillips Calls on U.S. to Counter Erdogan Threat to Invade Eastern Syria

December 13, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace Building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, speaks with John Metaxas on today’s latest threats by Turkish President Erdogan to invade eastern regions of Syria. The threat puts at risk U.S. forces who are maintaining bases in the region […]

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Hughes Hubbard’s George Tsougarakis on his Pro Bono Recovery of Looted 9th C. Manuscript

June 2, 2018

Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner George Tsougarakis tells WallStreetNorth’s John Metaxas the fascinating story of his firm’s recovery of a 9th Century handwritten copy of the New Testament that was looted from a monastery in northern Greece by Bulgarian soldiers during World War I and went missing for 99 years. Despite the voluntarily return of […]

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Tasoula Hadjitofi: The Icon Hunter

June 2, 2018

John Metaxas interviews author Tasoula Hadjitofi about her book The Icon Hunter and her quest as a refugee to reclaim her nation’s stolen heritage. “As a girl growing up in Cyprus, I never imagined I’d learn as much as I have about the inner workings of art trafficking,” says Hadjitofi. Despite suffering from war, cultural […]

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