RiskMap Podcast: A pivotal vote in Turkey, Venezuela’s autocratic shift, and a crisis in South Africa

April 10, 2017

Co-hosts Charles Hecker and Jackie Day discuss the referendum in Turkey that could alter its form of government; the bold moves by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to further consolidate his power; and the political shakeup in South Africa that has had dramatic economic effects.

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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.

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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. 

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RiskMap Podcast: The ousting of Park Geun-hye, US-Mexico relations and doing business in Mali

March 13, 2017

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Angela Mancini, we discuss what lies ahead for South Korea now that Park Geun-hye has been  ousted as president. Also: behind the bluster, what’s happening in US Mexico relations, and how’s business in Africa’s second largest gold producer?

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RiskMap Podcast: Building a Dubai in Africa; the future of US-EU security cooperation; Brazil & Argentina opening to trade

February 25, 2017

In this edition of the RiskMap podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Maria Knapp, we discuss the African countries who are vying to build the continent’s first Dubai-like megahub; US-EU and NATO relations in the wake of the Munich Security Conference; and the outlook for Brazil and Argentina as they liberalize their economies. 

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Romania’s corruption crisis

February 15, 2017

Protests are continuing in Romania despite the government’s decision to repeal an emergency ordinance to decriminalise certain corruption offences for public officials. In this podcast we explore what lies ahead in Romania’s battle with corruption and what the implications are for businesses in this turbulent time.

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Abu Sayyaf Group: new kidnapping tactics causing waves

February 13, 2017

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas. The group kidnapped more than 50 foreign victims in more than 20 separate attacks during 2016, compared with five known foreign victims in 2015.

In this podcast Nicola White, Associate Director, Special Risks Analysis, Control Risks and Sebastian Villyn and Onika Adeneye, Maritime Risk Analysts at Control Risks, discuss the changing kidnapping tactics used by the ASG and how this has impacted the kidnapping landscape in the region.

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Socialists’ choice of Hamon shakes up French election race

January 31, 2017

In choosing the leftist Benoit Hamon as its presidential candidate, France’s Socialist Party has made the April election much more unpredictable. Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea discusses how the French political race is shaping up.

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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.

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A US China trade war?

January 26, 2017

What are the prospects of US President Donald Trump’s tough talk on China turning into a trade war?

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Profound uncertainty as Kabila clings to power in DR Congo

December 21, 2016

As the second and final term of President Joseph Kabila comes to an end, demonstrators calling for him to stand down clash with security forces. What’s the outlook in the coming days and weeks?

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RiskMap Podcast: The ubiquity of risk in 2017; data nationalism; and Iraq after Mosul

December 19, 2016

In this special edition of the RiskMap podcast, Control Risks CEO Richard Fenning explains the shifting nature of risk in 2017 and how global businesses should adapt. Rose Bernard tells us about data nationalism, the emerging turf war over cyber-regulation, and how it is going to make life very difficult for companies. Finally, Glen Ransom takes us deep into Iraq after the offensive on Mosul. IS may be gone, but old divisions are being renewed. 

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A Trump presidency and Saudi Arabia (Arabic language)

December 14, 2016

How will US President-elect Donald Trump deal with Saudi Arabia once he enters the White House? How will the long standing relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia be affected and how does the Kingdom view the prospect of President Donald Trump?

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Italy rejects reforms

December 6, 2016

The Italian electorate resoundingly rejected Matteo Renzi’s package of constitutional reforms. Another shock for project Europe? Hold your horses, says Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea.

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RiskMap Podcast: A referendum in Italy; a leadership crisis in South Korea; and elections in Ghana

December 5, 2016

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry, we discuss the current political uncertainties at play in Italy, South Korea, and Ghana, and the potential impact on global business. 

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