July 12, 2017
The RiskMap podcast - A conversation on geopolitics, security, and the pressing risks facing global business.
In this edition:
- Allison Wood, a Consultant in Control Risks' Dubai office, discusses the diplomatic and economic quarantine of Qatar by its GCC neighbors, the impact of the crisis on companies with operations there, and the future of Gulf relations. [Minute 1:30]
- China recently introduced a new law effectively nationalizing data security, and few organizations are adequately prepared. Carly Ramsey, an Associate Director based in Shanghai, helps us understand the political and technical requirements now facing companies. [Minute 9:10]
- Shawn VanSlyke, a Director for Control Risks and the former chief of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit and the Crisis Negotiation Unit, explains what organizations should do to assess and mitigate the threat of violent insiders in the workplace, from the personally aggrieved to the ideologically motivated. [Minute 13:45]
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June 12, 2017
In this podcast, Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea, looks at how UK Prime Minister Theresa May will manage the coming months amid great political uncertainty.
June 7, 2017
We speak with David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe, about the terrorist attack in London on 3rd June; Bill Udell, Senior Partner and head of the Americas Crisis and Security Consulting practice discusses event security in the wake of the Manchester attack the week prior; and Simon Whistler, chief analyst for Latin America, tells us about the impossible choice facing Brazil as yet another president faces allegations of corruption.
May 16, 2017
In this edition we discuss what the election of president Moon Jae-in means for South Korea and global politics; the likely outcome of the election in Iran; and what to expect from the G7 Summit as the group of leaders welcomes Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron.
May 10, 2017
A thumping win in France's presidential election sees Emmanuel Macron facing the formidable task of fighting the parliamentary elections in June with a young party lacking local networks and an electoral machinery. David Lea, Senior Europe Analyst at Control Risks examines Macron’s mission.
May 1, 2017
In this May 1, 2017 edition of the RiskMap Podcast, Control Risks' analysts around the globe discuss the progress of Saudi Vision 2030 and a recent government reshuffle; what the election of leftist president Lenin Moreno means for Ecuador and the business environment; and a 3-month internet shutdown in Cameroon amid protests that have exposed deep divisions in a country that has long been stable.
April 25, 2017
With Emmanuel Macron winning most votes in the first round of France’s presidential election and the major parties swinging behind him to confront Marine Le Pen of the National Front, his path to the Elysée Palace seems pretty certain. Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea discusses what a Macron presidency would mean for business and Europe.
April 10, 2017
Co-hosts Charles Hecker and Jackie Day discuss the referendum in Turkey that could alter its form of government; the bold moves by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to further consolidate his power; and the political shakeup in South Africa that has had dramatic economic effects.
April 4, 2017
Control Risks’ lead Iraq analyst, Glen Ransom, looks at the protracted battle to wrest Mosul from the forces of Islamic State and the political problems that will remain once the city is recaptured.
March 24, 2017
In this special edition of the RiskMap Podcast, host Charles Hecker speaks with Jonathan Wood, Director of Global Issues, and David Lea, lead analyst for Western Europe, about the recent terrorist attack in London, the evolving threat of global terrorism, and how companies can respond.
March 13, 2017
In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Angela Mancini, we discuss what lies ahead for South Korea now that Park Geun-hye has been ousted as president. Also: behind the bluster, what’s happening in US Mexico relations, and how’s business in Africa’s second largest gold producer?
February 25, 2017
In this edition of the RiskMap podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Maria Knapp, we discuss the African countries who are vying to build the continent’s first Dubai-like megahub; US-EU and NATO relations in the wake of the Munich Security Conference; and the outlook for Brazil and Argentina as they liberalize their economies.
February 15, 2017
Protests are continuing in Romania despite the government’s decision to repeal an emergency ordinance to decriminalise certain corruption offences for public officials. In this podcast we explore what lies ahead in Romania’s battle with corruption and what the implications are for businesses in this turbulent time.
February 13, 2017
The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas. The group kidnapped more than 50 foreign victims in more than 20 separate attacks during 2016, compared with five known foreign victims in 2015.
In this podcast Nicola White, Associate Director, Special Risks Analysis, Control Risks and Sebastian Villyn and Onika Adeneye, Maritime Risk Analysts at Control Risks, discuss the changing kidnapping tactics used by the ASG and how this has impacted the kidnapping landscape in the region.
January 31, 2017
In choosing the leftist Benoit Hamon as its presidential candidate, France’s Socialist Party has made the April election much more unpredictable. Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea discusses how the French political race is shaping up.