Iraq – Moving past Mosul

August 10, 2017

In this podcast, Iraq Analyst, Glen Ransom discusses with Allison Wood the challenges facing Iraq following the government’s recapture of Mosul city from Islamic State.


The battle for Mosul

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.


RiskMap Podcast: Iraq’s reforms and electoral politics in Canada and Argentina

August 14, 2015

Recent government reforms in Iraq address popular demand for better government function, but have the potential to drive further instability in the country in the short and medium term. Meanwhile, election races in Canada and Argentina have the potential to unseat long-ruling parties—or at least usher in changes to each country’s economic policy. Hosted by Michael Moran and Gala Riani.


ISIS offensive: the terror threat to the West, oil prices and relations with Iran

June 20, 2014
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.

About the presenter
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.

Iraq Update - ISIS continue to take ground in strategic areas

June 11, 2014

Andreas Carleton-Smith, regional director for the Middle East and Gala Riani, Head of Analysis for Middle East and North Africa discuss the current situation in Iraq.