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Global Risk Insights

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Global Risk Insights

GlobalRiskInsights.com provides the web’s best political risk analysis for businesses and investors. Our contributors are some of the brightest minds in economics, politics, finance, and international affairs. Our goal is to help individuals and corporations analyze and understand the politics of doing business so that they can make better informed decisions about their economic activities in every corner of the world. Any questions, comments or enquiries can be directed to email.

Latest articles from Global Risk Insights

  • Can Afghanistan Avoid Civil War?

    Published 23 March 2020 | viewed 7,705 times

    A deal has been recently struck in US-Taliban peace talks and progress towards long term peace seems increasingly possible. However, with a likely NATO withdrawal…

  • Russia’s Latest Energy Power Play

    Published 26 December 2019 | viewed 12,942 times

    The recent exposure of a Russian intelligence operation in Serbia highlights the dual strategy that Russia pursues towards its neighbours. It also underlines the geopolitical position…

  • The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Iraq's Violent Protests

    Published 11 December 2019 | viewed 9,770 times

    Recent protests in Iraq have demanded an end to rampant state corruption, the removal of foreign influences from Iraqi politics and the proper provision of public…

  • The Proliferation Of Drones Is A Threat To The Global Oil Industry

    Published 25 November 2019 | viewed 9,810 times

    Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) or drones, both armed and unarmed, have altered how states and insurgents conduct warfare in the Middle East. The widespread proliferation…

  • Oil And Islam: Libya’s Civil War Rages On

    Published 21 October 2019 | viewed 10,242 times

    Khalifa Haftar in Libya Turkey’s intervention in support of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has helped push Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) beyond…

  • Houthi Attacks: The Greatest Threat To Saudi Oil Production

    Published 14 October 2019 | viewed 13,640 times

    The Houthi rebel group in Yemen was the first to claim responsibility for what they described as a drone attack on Khurais and Abqaiq in…

  • Saudi Attacks Mark A New Era Of Warfare

    Published 12 October 2019 | viewed 9,702 times

    The September 14 attack in eastern Saudi Arabia is unprecedented. A drone and missile strike claimed by Houthi rebels of Yemen damaged Saudi Arabia’s processing…

  • A Turning Point For U.S. Power Generation

    Published 03 August 2019 | viewed 35,016 times

    For the first time in U.S. history, renewable energies briefly generated more electricity than coal in April this year, according to the Institute for Energy Economics…

  • Nuclear Is Japan’s Only Choice For Energy Independence

    Published 11 July 2019 | viewed 16,124 times

    Japan has adopted a peaceful approach towards nuclear technology, limiting it to the use of supplying electricity. This is despite being the only nation to have…

  • Why Is China Pouring Money Into The Arctic?

    Published 08 June 2019 | viewed 18,737 times

    Diplomats gathered in Rovaniemi to discuss the state of the North Pole were caught off-guard by the United States’ posturing. In a speech to the Arctic…

  • South Africa’s Energy Crisis

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 10,077 times

    South Africa is facing an energy crisis. The once distinguished national public energy provider, Eskom, has been driven to the point of collapse by “years…

  • Can Energy Bring Peace To The Levant Basin?

    Published 28 March 2019 | viewed 10,035 times

    Research on the Levant Basin dates back to 2010 when the Leviathan block was first discovered by Ratio Oil. Following this, companies like US-owned Noble…

  • Who Are The Biggest Winners In The East-Med Gas Game?

    Published 07 January 2019 | viewed 14,890 times

    The EastMed gas pipeline between Cyprus, Greece and Israel will revolutionise the economies and geo-politics of the region. The project comes from an emerging alliance…

  • Saudi Arabia Can Outwait The Khashoggi Crisis

    Published 13 December 2018 | viewed 12,809 times

    On 10 November 2018, Turkey shared with Western and Saudi officials the audio recording that proved Saudi Arabia was responsible for the murder Washington Post columnist Jamal…

  • The Achilles’ Heel Of Electric Vehicles

    Published 08 November 2018 | viewed 21,284 times

    Cobalt’s essential role in lithium-ion batteries has and will continue to make it increasingly important for the global consumer economy. Cobalt serves as a key…

  • The Never-Ending Battle For Libya’s Oil Crescent

    Published 20 August 2018 | viewed 17,565 times

    The recent turmoil in Libya’s Oil Crescent – a region which stretches along the coast from Sirte to Ras Lanuf, and which extends down to…

  • Trade War May Push China To Russian Energy

    Published 16 August 2018 | viewed 12,371 times

    Although China has backpedaled on proposed tariffs on U.S. crude imports, the move is indicative of its need to diversify sources and steps may now…

  • Is Nigeria’s Oil Industry On The Road To Recovery?

    Published 04 August 2018 | viewed 18,025 times

    Nigerian oil production and exports (May—July, 2018) Over the past few years, Nigeria, Africa’s top oil exporter, has been beset by a multitude of problems,…

  • A Long-Term Threat To Colombian Oil

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 14,363 times

    Tracking attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Colombia can be a mammoth task. Since it was inaugurated in 1986, the Caño Limón–Coveñas pipeline, operated…

  • What Is The Most Likely Outcome Of The Qatar Crisis?

    Published 25 June 2017 | viewed 25,462 times

    Just a fortnight after President Trump’s visit to the Middle-East, many members of the GCC as well as Egypt, severed diplomatic, economic and security relations…

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