RiskMap Podcast: Special Edition - The London Attacks and the Evolving Terrorism Threat

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. 


RiskMap Podcast: The G20 Summit & free trade, Ukraine-Russia tensions, and Estonia’s presidential election

August 22, 2016

In this edition we discuss the G20 leaders summit and challenges to global free trade, the tensions mounting once again between Russia and Ukraine, and the impact of the upcoming presidential election in the Baltic, NATO-member nation of Estonia.


RiskMap Podcast: North Korean saber rattling, the refugee crisis in Europe, and Puerto Rico’s default risk

April 29, 2016

In this edition of our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the nuclear threat from North Korea, the sociopolitical tensions and supply chain risks at play in Europe's refugee crisis, and the potential global financial impact of Puerto Rico defaulting on its debt.


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.


Cameron’s European play

February 9, 2016

Control Risks’ Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea, discusses the draft agreement for a renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership that goes before the European Union summit on February 18 and 19.


RiskMap Podcast: More pressure on Schengen; Nigeria’s currency woes and the start of the US primaries

January 22, 2016

In this edition we discuss Europe’s scrapping  of the “first nation” asylum rule, Nigeria’s increasingly pressured currency and the imminent start of primary elections in the United States.


Europe’s new political parties in 2016

December 13, 2015
In this RiskMap 2016 podcast, a selection of  our Europe analysts discuss how the new political parties of the left and the right will fare in 2016.

Greece’s last chance

July 7, 2015

As the Greek government goes back to the creditors with yet another restructuring plan, David Lea, Senior Europe Analyst at Control Risks talks to Dr James Nixon, Chief Europe Economist at Oxford Economics.


RiskMap Podcast: India and the BRICS, global terrorist threats, and Europe’s future

July 3, 2015

India boasts the swiftest economic growth of any BRICS nation ahead of the BRICS summit in Russia, yet the story may be too good to be true; recent terrorist attacks forebode an elevated threat; and pondering Europe without Greece. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.