Tunisia terror outlook

June 29, 2015

After a gunman linked to the Islamic State group killed 38 tourists at the beach resort of Sousse, Control Risks’ lead North Africa analyst, Geoff Howard, talks about the terror risk in Tunisia and the region.

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Securing the Built Environment & Critical Infrastructure

June 23, 2015

The built environment and critical infrastructure have long been subject to a range of threats and hazards - from anti-social behaviour and general criminality, through to sabotage, terrorism and natural hazards.

Mark Whyte, Senior Managing Director, discusses the security risks to the built environment and critical infrastructure as well as the mitigation strategies that can be applied to help secure these valuable, and often vulnerable assets.

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RiskMap Podcast: Dilma Rousseff visits Washington, Mali’s peace process and the EU Heads of Government Summit

June 19, 2015

In the coming weeks Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff tries to mend ties with the US, Mali’s rebel groups may sign a peace accord and the EU heads of government will discuss security and the economy.

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RiskMap Podcast: Mexico Votes, G7 Meets and a Free Trade Zone in Africa

June 5, 2015

In the coming weeks, Mexico’s holds midterm elections with implications for the country’s reform agenda, leaders of the G7 nations meet in Germany, and a new free trade zone takes shape in Africa. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Turkey election outlook

June 2, 2015

As Turkey prepares to vote in a general election on Sunday, this Control Risks podcast looks at the possible outcomes and the implications for doing business in this key regional power.

About the presenters

Cagdas Cataltas is a Senior Consultant in Control Risks' Compliance, Intelligence, Investigations & Technologies (CIIT) practice.

Ali Sokmen is an Associate Analyst in Control Risks' Global Risk Analysis department.

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RiskMap Podcast: OPEC’s divisions, China’s new South America tack and Nigeria’s transition

May 22, 2015

In the coming weeks, OPEC nations will meet to discuss production levels amid still-low oil prices, China’s premier travels to South America to forge ties that go beyond his country’s traditional partnerships, and Nigerian President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari takes the reins of Africa’s largest economy. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Obama and the GCC, Merkel visits Putin and Morsi’s fate in Egypt

May 8, 2015

In the coming weeks, the leaders of GCC nations visit Washington, where the discussion will touch on crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. Angela Merkel visit Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an attempt to salvage the peace process in Ukraine—against a backdrop of worsening violence and European angst over sanctions. Meanwhile in Egypt, verdicts in two cases against deposed President Mohamed Morsi are due, though Egypt’s own trials seem likely to persist. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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UK election surprise

May 8, 2015

The governing Conservative party has secured an unexpected majority in the UK general election. The result came after polls predicted a close race with the opposition Labour party. Control Risks’ Senior Analyst, Europe, David Lea looks at the outcome.

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Ransomware: how to respond

April 29, 2015

Ransomware is a continually evolving threat that attacks on many fronts. How should you respond when your organisation becomes a target?

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Your cyber budget: how to spend it

April 29, 2015

Organisations can throw a lot of money  at cyber security, but it can go to waste if not spent wisely. What should you spend money on?

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RiskMap Podcast: Mr. Abe Comes to Washington, Elections in Kazakhstan and the UK

April 24, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington with an eye toward a trade deal that could have major implications for the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is almost guaranteed to win re-election, while the outcome of the UK's vote is far less certain. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Asia’s New Bank, Parsing the Iran Deal, and Greece’s Struggles

April 10, 2015

The coming weeks will see the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank take shape amid irresistible appetites for investing in Asia, efforts to promote the Iran nuclear deal continue with a mix of caution and optimism, and Greece’s negotiations with the EuroZone remain precarious. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Nigeria’s pivotal election

April 2, 2015

The victory of Muhamadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential election has been hailed as historic. For the first time, an incumbent lost to a challenger, President Goodluck Jonathan quickly conceded defeat and there was no violent reaction. Control Risks Senior Africa Consultant, Roddy Barclay discusses the implications and challenges for Nigeria.

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RiskMap Podcast: Cuba’s New Status, Modi to Europe, and Ghana’s IMF Bid

March 27, 2015

In the coming weeks, Cuba attends the Summit of the Americas for the first time ever, Narendra Modi travels to Germany and France to bolster economic ties, and Ghana seeks to shore up investor confidence with an IMF load. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Sanctions Against Venezuela, Mr. Ghani Goes to Washington, and Scandal in Brazil

March 13, 2015

The coming weeks will see continued fallout from the US decision to impose sanctions against Venezuela in the midst of that country’s economic and social struggles; newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first visit to Washington where he will seek to prolong US support for his precarious government; and a scandal involving senior Brazilian politicians and the country’s oil company Petrobras underscore corruption risk in Brazil. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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