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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.

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    Published 20 January 2015 | viewed 10,599 times

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  • Low Oil Prices Could Improve Relations Between DRC And Uganda

    Published 27 December 2014 | viewed 11,328 times

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  • Violence In South Sudan Threatens Chinese Oil Investment

    Published 18 December 2014 | viewed 23,707 times

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  • How Will US Fed React To Low Oil Prices

    Published 16 December 2014 | viewed 9,160 times

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  • Oil Price Winners And Losers In Latin America

    Published 13 December 2014 | viewed 16,136 times

    Oil cartel OPEC decided not to cut output in a meeting on November 28, despite repeated pleas by members Ecuador and Venezuela to do so.…

  • Local Policies Set Back East Africa Oil And Gas Projects

    Published 17 November 2014 | viewed 6,987 times

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  • Kazakhstan Stuck Between Falling Exchange Rates And Oil Prices

    Published 15 November 2014 | viewed 9,517 times

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  • Three Possible Outcomes Of Iranian Nuclear Talks

    Published 13 November 2014 | viewed 8,565 times

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  • New Oil Tax Laws In Russia Could Backfire

    Published 11 November 2014 | viewed 10,755 times

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  • Will US Shale Oil Undermine Its Own Success?

    Published 10 November 2014 | viewed 14,143 times

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    Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the US will feel the effects of oil prices in radically different ways.It would be logical to think that the emergence…

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