As ISIS militants continue their push for territory in Iraq, Jonathan Wood, Associate Director in Control Risks' Global issues analysis team discusses some of the broader themes evolving from the turmoil; whether the ISIS offensive increases the terrorist threat to the West, the potential implications for the price of oil and what might be the longer term fallout in relation to Iran's relations with the West.
Jonathan Wood leads Control Risks’ strategic analysis practice, which provides analysis and consultancy on global business risks. Jonathan’s substantive portfolio encompasses geopolitical risk, energy security, climate change, business integrity issues, and security, social and reputational risks.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Jonathan evaluated multilateral development bank procurement policies for consultancy Development Finance International, based outside of Washington, DC, and worked on defence sector integrity issues at anti-corruption organisation Transparency International UK in London. Jonathan also previously worked as a domestic policy analyst for leading US food security organisations based in Washington, DC, and Boston.
Jonathan graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and completed an MSc with distinction in Global Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE), focusing on transnational energy security, resource economics and globalisation. He received a distinction for his dissertation on the political economy of the UAE.