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Global Risk Insights

Global Risk Insights

Contributor since: 13 Aug 2013

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

  • Lebanon On The Brink As Fuel And Electricity Shortages Grip The Country

    Published 11 July 2021 | viewed 3,368 times

    On the last day of the month, armed protesters took to the streets of Tripoli. They were outraged by the power outages and the story…

  • The Irrefutable Link Between Climate Change And Conflict

    Published 07 July 2021 | viewed 1,362 times

    The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative Index measures a country’s climate change vulnerability against its capacity for resilience. War-torn states like Yemen, Mali, the Central…

  • What Are The Implications Of Russia’s Renewed Space Ambitions?

    Published 04 July 2021 | viewed 1,875 times

    The ISS was created in 1998 and involved cooperation from Russia, the US, Japan, Canada and those countries that formed the European Space Agency. Since…

  • Imagining The City Of The Future

    Published 01 July 2021 | viewed 1,233 times

    Cities and municipalities can be the most effective policy executors. Being closer to their citizens and having more cohesive populations than nation-states helps them rally…

  • Can The U.S. And China Compromise On Climate Change?

    Published 30 June 2021 | viewed 971 times

    Following a joint statement with China addressing the climate crisis on April 17th, the US submitted a new ‘nationally determined contribution’ (NDC) at the virtual…

  • The Energy Transition Will Provide A Wealth Of Opportunities In Europe

    Published 19 June 2021 | viewed 2,842 times

    Energy dependence of European countries has become evident as a consequence of the geopolitical turmoil during the two Oil Crises of the 1970s and in…

  • Will Supermajors Finally Be Held Accountable For Oil Spills?

    Published 08 May 2021 | viewed 1,896 times

    A British Supreme Court ruling has brought to a head a 13-year-old battle to hold Royal Dutch Shell accountable for massive oil spills in the…

  • The War For Control Of Mexico’s Energy Industry

    Published 19 April 2021 | viewed 1,672 times

    Mexico’s Energy Laws Since 1960, Mexico’s energy sector has largely been dominated by the federal government. However, important changes occurred in 2013 and 2014 when…

  • The Most Important Pipeline You’ve Never Heard Of

    Published 23 February 2021 | viewed 4,146 times

    “[With] the Balkan Stream project, Bulgaria will become a regional strategic gas distribution centre and will guarantee the diversification of gas supply” — Boyko Borisov,…

  • Will Biden Reinstate The Iran Nuclear Deal?

    Published 19 November 2020 | viewed 5,557 times

    In an ominous sign for 2020, a mere week into this year the assassination of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani by U.S. forces pointed in…

  • Russia Is Expanding Its Energy Influence In Africa

    Published 06 October 2020 | viewed 3,703 times

    In 2019, Scottish politician Michael Ancram, Marquess of Lothian, requested of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) the information they held on the installation plans…

  • Could An Energy Rivalry Drive Greece And Turkey Into War?

    Published 24 September 2020 | viewed 4,352 times

    Drilling rights and escalating tensions Tensions between Greece and Turkey over Eastern Mediterranean natural gas and oil fields, intertwined with maritime claims, have rapidly escalated…

  • COVID-19 Is Causing The GCC To Crumble

    Published 08 August 2020 | viewed 11,060 times

    May 25 marked the 39th anniversary of the founding of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Across the Gulf, the occasion was welcomed as an opportunity…

  • Risky Mining Projects Could Come At Huge Cost For Canadian Taxpayer

    Published 05 April 2020 | viewed 21,960 times

    On December 3rd, the British Columbia (B.C.) government put an end to commercial logging in the Skagit headwaters. The vast cross-border coalition of over 100…

  • Can Afghanistan Avoid Civil War?

    Published 23 March 2020 | viewed 9,307 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 16,666 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 10,724 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 10,847 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 11,715 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 15,816 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…

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