A thumping win in France's presidential election sees Emmanuel Macron facing the formidable task of fighting the parliamentary elections in June with a young party lacking local networks and an electoral machinery. David Lea, Senior Europe Analyst at Control Risks examines Macron’s mission.
In this May 1, 2017 edition of the RiskMap Podcast, Control Risks' analysts around the globe discuss the progress of Saudi Vision 2030 and a recent government reshuffle; what the election of leftist president Lenin Moreno means for Ecuador and the business environment; and a 3-month internet shutdown in Cameroon amid protests that have exposed deep divisions in a country that has long been stable.
With Emmanuel Macron winning most votes in the first round of France’s presidential election and the major parties swinging behind him to confront Marine Le Pen of the National Front, his path to the Elysée Palace seems pretty certain. Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea discusses what a Macron presidency would mean for business and Europe.
RiskMap Podcast: A pivotal vote in Turkey, Venezuela’s autocratic shift, and a crisis in South Africa
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.
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.
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?
RiskMap Podcast: Building a Dubai in Africa; the future of US-EU security cooperation; Brazil & Argentina opening to trade
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.
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.
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.
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.
RiskMap Podcast: How global companies will respond to uncertainty in 2017; The outlook for the Philippines; US-Russia relations
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.
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?
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.