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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

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    Published 03 August 2019 | viewed 31,330 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 10,848 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 16,316 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 8,280 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 8,070 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 11,683 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 11,924 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 20,078 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 15,606 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 11,516 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 16,517 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 13,359 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 23,311 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 25,869 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 14,473 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 14,222 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 8,195 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 11,678 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 25,608 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 10,160 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…

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