Simon White, Associate Director, discusses the need for effective security design to help mitigate risks to the built environment in West Africa.
With no successful terrorist attack in Nairobi and Mombasa since May 2014 and al-Shabab being on the back foot in Somalia, it is understandable that some have been quick to dismiss the group. However, measuring the state of al-Shabab by the size of territory under its control or the number of foreign militants is misleading. Rather than signs of terminal decline, changes in al-Shabab’s operating pattern are a potential source of future strength.
Paul Gabriel, East Africa Analyst
The built environment and critical infrastructure have long been subject to a range of threats and hazards - from anti-social behaviour and general criminality, through to sabotage, terrorism and natural hazards.
Mark Whyte, Senior Managing Director, discusses the security risks to the built environment and critical infrastructure as well as the mitigation strategies that can be applied to help secure these valuable, and often vulnerable assets.
RiskMap Podcast: Dilma Rousseff visits Washington, Mali’s peace process and the EU Heads of Government Summit
In the coming weeks Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff tries to mend ties with the US, Mali’s rebel groups may sign a peace accord and the EU heads of government will discuss security and the economy.
In the coming weeks, Mexico’s holds midterm elections with implications for the country’s reform agenda, leaders of the G7 nations meet in Germany, and a new free trade zone takes shape in Africa. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington with an eye toward a trade deal that could have major implications for the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is almost guaranteed to win re-election, while the outcome of the UK's vote is far less certain. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
The final two weeks of Nigeria’s election bring considerable uncertainty to Africa’s largest economy. Meanwhile, Asian investors look abroad for opportunities, focusing on Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia. Hosted by Michael Moran and Charles Hecker.
After a confrontational first week in power, Greece’s governing SYRIZA party has toned down the rhetoric and is now talking to European leaders.
David Lea, Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst and Dr James Nixon, Chief European Economist at Oxford Economics discuss what the coming months will bring.
David Hughson of Radius Worldwide and Jonny Gray of Control Risks discuss some of the obstacles that companies face in emerging markets. Gone are the days when companies could get by on a wish and a prayer, they say; success requires more carefully considered risk management strategies.
‘Tis the season for anti-corruption reports. Three recent reports—from the OECD, Transparency International and Control Risks—examine corruption risk in the public and private sector. Collectively they suggest that corruption is a global challenge, it is growing, and many companies have failed to implement basic measures. Alison Taylor considers these findings and what companies should do.
In the coming weeks, Spain’s Catalonia region agitates for independence, world leaders meet in Beijing with an eye toward boosting economic ties, and oil-dependent economies in Africa feel the pressure of lower oil prices.
Dr. Robert Quigley of International SOS discusses how organizations should respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the likelihood that the disease will spread more globally and the importance of including infectious diseases in business continuity planning.
Scotland’s independence movement, once a fringe issue, poses big questions for businesses across Europe; Asia’s giants explore closer ties when Xi Jinping travels to India to visit Narendra Modi; and the UN General Assembly convenes without Vladimir Putin in attendance.