RiskMap Podcast: How global companies will respond to uncertainty in 2017; The outlook for the Philippines; US-Russia relations

January 30, 2017

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Jean Devlin, we discuss the three strategic options companies are taking in response to a time of global uncertainty; the outlook for The Philippines under controversial president Rodrigo Duterte; and how US-Russia relations are likely to play out in the coming year.


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: Leftist politics in Latin America & elections in Russia & Jordan

September 16, 2016

In this edition we discuss the state of leftist politics in Latin America following Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, parliamentary elections in Russia, and tensions between the Jordanian government and Muslim Brotherhood. 


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.


Personal data in Russia

October 29, 2015

The new Russian law on personal data storage and processing is now in force. How does it affect your organisation? With Artem Lazurenko of Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence business.



RiskMap Podcast: Netanyahu goes to Moscow, the US government faces a shutdown and Modi visits Seattle

September 25, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, visits Moscow amid concern over Russian military deployments in Syria; could the US government be facing another shutdown and what does Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, hope to get out of visiting Seattle?


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.


RiskMap Podcast: Forecasting Business Environments in Russia and China

November 21, 2014

The combination of sanctions and low oil prices have strained Russia’s economy and raised questions about the stability of the business environment there. Meanwhile, a new regulatory environment in China appears to be stabilizing. Control Risks’ country experts look at what 2015 has in store in each country.  


Ukraine: EU sanctions against Russia

November 19, 2014

The EU has failed to agree on a further round of sanctions against Russia, despite clear evidence of renewed Russian military supplies to rebels in the east of Ukraine. In this podcast, we look at the prospects for further sanctions, and the impact to date of the measures already imposed against Russia by the West in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.


Syria: G8 Stalemate

June 21, 2013

Following the recent G8 summit, Steven Eke, Senior Analyst for Russia at Control Risks, looks at the status of relationships between US and Russia following talks over Syria.  


RiskMap 2013: Russia Forecast

December 14, 2012

Control Risks' senior Russia analyst, Steven Eke outlines the key security, political and integrity risk issues for business in 2013.