Global Risk Insights

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Red tape, revolution, conflict, cronyism – all of these political factors make doing business in the global arena a challenge for even the best prepared companies. The world’s rapidly changing political environment poses significant obstacles, but also great opportunities for today’s business community. Understanding the nexus between politics and business has never been more important. Global Risk Insights provides expert political risk analysis for businesses and investors. Our goal is to help individuals and corporations analyze and understand how global political events are impacting economic & business climates. GRI provides this analysis so our readers can make better informed decisions about their economic activities in every corner of the world. From Washington, DC to Cairo to Beijing, our contributors are global in reach, local in expertise and have experience across the public and private sectors. Our contributors include current and former members of the US intelligence community, the financial sector, NGOs, and the Obama administration. GRI has been widely referenced by leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Business Insider and many more. GRI contributors have been featured speakers at global energy conferences, Reuters Trading Africa forums and the London School of Economics Political Risk Society. We have also produced custom reports, including one for the Kuwaiti Minister of Finance.

Why the U.S. should support the AIIB

While many fear China’s rise and emerging power in international institutions, the AIIB represents a unique opportunity for the United States. While it’s …

New Government in Alberta Brings Uncertain Future for Canada’s Oil Industry

As Canada prepares for a general election in the fall, the collapse of an aligned provincial government is likely to unsettle many federal …

The Grexit and Danger of Systemic Risk

The risk of Grexit continues to loom over the Eurozone. While both sides face intense internal political pressures, Eurozone leaders are unlikely to …

Clean Energy: China’s New Strategy for Growth

China has been investing large sums of money into clean energy – in fact, more than any other country in the world. The …

China: Lender of First (and Last) Resort

Contemporary political analysis, though firmly focused on the yet to be created AIIB, should be equally as focused on the poorly covered Chinese …

Amid Falling Production, Latin American Oil is Caught in the Doldrums

By Sjoerd ten Wolde Latin America’s oil industries, long seen as a relatively safe investment, are now caught in a squeeze between low …

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Deadlines loom with Iran nuclear talks. China releases PMI data.

Is Sri Lanka The Next Hub For Indian Ocean Trade?

Sri Lanka is set to become a destination of choice among businesses looking to tap opportunities in pan-Indian Ocean trade due to its …

Norway Still Optimistic Over Arctic Oil

The drastic fall in oil prices has made petroleum explorations in the Barents Sea seemingly unprofitable. Yet, despite severe economic, technological and environmental …

OPEC’s Influence Has Long Been Exaggerated

The nearly 50% decline in oil prices questions the future of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and casts doubt on …

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