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Global Risk Insights

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

  • The Achilles’ Heel Of Electric Vehicles

    Published 08 November 2018 | viewed 15,253 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 10,911 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 9,038 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 13,460 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 9,141 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 21,760 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…

  • The Biggest Obstacles For China’s $900 Billion Silk Road

    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 24,567 times

    China’s grand vision of One Belt, One Road aims to facilitate connections between countries and peoples across Eurasia and boost investments and trade. The Chinese…

  • Will Belarus Be The Next Ukraine For Russia?

    Published 29 April 2017 | viewed 13,543 times

    While periodic anti-government protests are met with a strong security response, regarding Belarus’ relationship with Moscow, the weak status of the opposition and the economic…

  • Is A Solar Boom Coming To The Middle East?

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 13,246 times

    On April 6th, Middle Eastern nations announced an ambitious energy project to establish an Arab Common Market for electricity. The energy ministers from 14 Arab…

  • Blackouts May Cause Australia To Shy Away From Renewables

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 7,347 times

    In 2015, Canberra signed the Paris COP21 Agreement pledging to reduce its carbon emissions. The government concurrently set its own voluntary target aiming to secure…

  • East Timor Close To Taking Full Control Of $40 Billion Oil Field

    Published 31 January 2017 | viewed 10,169 times

    East Timor and Australia have agreed to a new maritime border which would give East Timor control of a $40 billion oil field. But not…

  • Why Colombia’s Oil Industry Might Never Recover

    Published 28 January 2017 | viewed 22,929 times

    Following the peace agreement with FARC, the Colombian government hopes to develop oil-rich rural areas that were previously fraught with conflict. But is it too…

  • Russia To Outperform China And Outlive Sanctions In 2017

    Published 04 January 2017 | viewed 9,432 times

    A very busy year The last year was kind to Rosneft. Even with continuous low oil prices and the Western sanctions, the Russian state-owned oil…

  • How Long Can OPEC Remain United For?

    Published 11 December 2016 | viewed 7,604 times

    As the core international group of oil exporters, OPEC announced last Wednesday the first production limits since the 2008 financial crisis. Cuts had long been…

  • How Hard Has The Oil Crash Hit Africa?

    Published 23 November 2016 | viewed 9,240 times

    The dramatic fall in oil prices over the last two years has sent shockwaves throughout Africa. From a high of $115 a barrel in June…

  • Russian Coal Fights For Survival

    Published 19 November 2016 | viewed 10,682 times

    Coal was meant to help build Siberia and the Far East. Russia’s national energy strategy of 2012 aimed to match Soviet levels of coal production…

  • Russia Strengthens Energy Ties With India

    Published 29 October 2016 | viewed 9,810 times

    Tanker diplomacy In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund United Capital Partners (UCP), the Russian state oil firm Rosneft closed a…

  • Lukoil Is Driving Diplomacy Between Russia And Iran

    Published 15 October 2016 | viewed 9,222 times

    A long summer On September 17th, Iran’s parliament endorsed a new Petroleum Contract put forward by the energy ministry and the cabinet. The coming weeks…

  • A Geopolitical Storm Is Brewing Over Libyan Oil

    Published 08 October 2016 | viewed 13,208 times

    On September 11th, Libyan National Army (LNA) forces under General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the oil facilities in Ras Lanuf, al-Sidr, Az-Zuwaytinah, and…

  • Why Is India Holding Out On The Paris Climate Agreement?

    Published 01 October 2016 | viewed 7,246 times

    In setting out the framework for greenhouse gas emissions reduction worldwide beyond 2020, the agreement reached by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…

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