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.
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.
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.
January 26, 2017
What are the prospects of US President Donald Trump’s tough talk on China turning into a trade war?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
November 23, 2016
In this podcast Joseph Smith, Special Risks Analyst at Control Risks and Charles Hecker, Senior Partner at Control Risks, discuss the Venezuelan kidnapping landscape and how the crime is expected to evolve in the coming year.
November 21, 2016
In this special edition of the RiskMap podcast, Michael Moran & Charles Hecker discuss the global implications of the Trump presidency.
November 11, 2016
This podcast is a recording of a joint webinar with our partners, Oxford Economics in which we discuss the economic and political implications of Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.
November 1, 2016
In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, featuring Charles Hecker and Michael Moran, we discuss Cuba and the impact of US elections on bilateral relations between the countries; the refugee crisis and politics in Europe's largest economy, Germany; and the new international standard for anti-corruption systems - ISO37001.
October 21, 2016
The final debate between the US presidential candidates has not changed the likely result, but as Michael Moran reflects in this podcast, the lame duck period, a Clinton presidency and the recasting of American politics are all to come.
October 17, 2016
In our look ahead at the coming weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the outlook for Thailand after the passing of its long-reigning King Bhumibol; a constitutional referendum in Cote d'Ivoire; and what to expect in Colombia now that voters have rejected a historic peace deal.