RiskMap Podcast: Opportunity & Risk in Post-Conflict Colombia

July 28, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this special edition:

  • Sergio Guzman, Control Risks' lead analyst for Colombia, discusses the upcoming milestone in the peace process between the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), and what the private sector needs to consider as rebel groups begin reintegrating into politics and the economy after 52 years of armed conflict. 


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Turkey: a year on from the coup

July 25, 2017

In this Control Risks podcast, Cagdas Cataltas and George Dyson discuss the risks and opportunities for international investors in Turkey one year on from the failed coup. They cover Turkey's political status including the state of the opposition as well as key security considerations for businesses operating in Turkey.


RiskMap Podcast: Qatar Crisis; China’s Cyber Law; The Violent Insider Threat

July 12, 2017

The RiskMap podcast - A conversation on geopolitics, security, and the pressing risks facing global business.

In this edition:

  • Allison Wood, a Consultant in Control Risks' Dubai office, discusses the diplomatic and economic quarantine of Qatar by its GCC neighbors, the impact of the crisis on companies with operations there, and the future of Gulf relations. [Minute 1:30]
  • China recently introduced a new law effectively nationalizing data security, and few organizations are adequately prepared. Carly Ramsey, an Associate Director based in Shanghai, helps us understand the political and technical requirements now facing companies. [Minute 9:10]
  • Shawn VanSlyke, a Director for Control Risks and the former chief of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit and the Crisis Negotiation Unit, explains what organizations should do to assess and mitigate the threat of violent insiders in the workplace, from the personally aggrieved to the ideologically motivated. [Minute 13:45]


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Instability to plague UK politics and business after election

June 12, 2017

In this podcast, Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea, looks at how UK Prime Minister Theresa May will manage the coming months amid great political uncertainty.


RiskMap Podcast: Terrorism in the UK & implications for event security; Brazil’s impossible choice

June 7, 2017

We speak with David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe, about the terrorist attack in London on 3rd June; Bill Udell, Senior Partner and head of the Americas Crisis and Security Consulting practice discusses event security in the wake of the Manchester attack the week prior; and Simon Whistler, chief analyst for Latin America, tells us about the impossible choice facing Brazil as yet another president faces allegations of corruption. 


RiskMap Podcast: South Korea’s new president; Elections in Iran; and the G7 summit

May 16, 2017

In this edition we discuss what the election of president Moon Jae-in means for South Korea and global politics; the likely outcome of the election in Iran; and what to expect from the G7 Summit as the group of leaders welcomes Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. 


President Macron’s parliamentary challenge

May 10, 2017

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.


RiskMap Podcast: Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, & Cameroon

May 1, 2017

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. 


Macron charts course to French presidency

April 25, 2017

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

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.


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.


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. 


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?


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. 


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.