RiskMap Podcast: Hungary votes on migration, Haiti’s presidential election, & an update on the BRICS

October 1, 2016

In this edition we discuss the EU's refugee crisis and Hungary's referendum on migration; the upcoming presidential election and potential for violence in Haiti; and the challenges facing the BRICS nations on the eve of their annual summit. 


RiskMap Podcast: The Brexit verdict, Nigeria’s challenges, and China’s new development bank

June 24, 2016

In this edition we discuss Britain's vote in favor of leaving the EU; economic challenges and an upsurge in violence in Nigeria; and the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 


RiskMap Podcast: European political risk, civil unrest in Chad, and a controversial presidential race in Peru

April 1, 2016

In our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss political risk in Europe and the troubled presidential elections in Chad and Peru.


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.


Greeks vote against EU austerity – now what?

January 26, 2015

The people of Greece have chosen the Coalition of the Radical Left or SYRIZA to form the next government. Falling just short of an overall majority,SYRIZA will enter a coalition with the Independent Greeks party. The one thing the two partners have in common is fierce opposition to austerity measures that come with the European Union bailout.

With the Coalition of the Radical Left or SYRIZA preparing to govern Greece on a platform of ending austerity, Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea looks at the tough choices faced by the new government, Greece and Europe.


Elections Update: Greece and Belgium

May 22, 2014

While most attention is being drawn on the European elections, Charles Hecker, Global Research Director,  and David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe look at two other countries which are voting both in those elections and also domestically this week. Greece and Belgium.


China-EU trade relations

April 9, 2014

Chinese leader Xi Jinping's recent first tour of Europe concluded with a speech in which he said that he had come to build a bridge across the Eurasian continent and reiterated China's desire for a free-trade deal with the EU. Whilst there has been some improvement in relations recently with agreement on trade disputes relating to solar panels and access to the telecommunications sector, in this podcast, Jonathan Friedman, Europe security and political risk analyst for Control Risks assesses the prospects for further agreements on trade.

About the presenter

Jonathan is the lead political analyst for the EU and Turkey at Control Risks, where he advises private clients on political, operational and security risks in the region.
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