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.


RiskMap Podcast: Ukraine back from the brink, Sri Lanka’s India pivot, and US budget battles

February 13, 2015

A new ceasefire in Ukraine has little hope of sticking, Sri Lanka’s new president visits Delhi, and what businesses should watch for in the coming US budget debate. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.


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.


Ukraine Crisis: The wider Geo-political implications.

March 28, 2014

As Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines, Control Risks’ Global Issues analyst, Jonathan Wood, takes a look at the wider geo-political issues surrounding the crisis.

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.
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Ukraine after Yanukovych

February 26, 2014

What has been the Russian response to the fall of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych – is a military response credible?
How can Ukraine shore up its fragile economy – can the interim government rely on financial support from the IMF, EU or US?
What is the outlook for the country in the run-up to and following elections scheduled for 25 May?

In the latest Control Risks podcast, research director Charles Hecker and senior Ukraine analyst Steven Eke discuss these and other key issues arising from Viktor Yanukovych’s ousting last week.