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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

  • Five Geopolitical Predictions for 2015

    Published 03 January 2015 | viewed 24,633 times

    One year ago today, the world mulled over the global ramifications of Turkish anti-government protests, Chinese escalation in the East China Sea, and the imminent…

  • Low Oil Prices Could Improve Relations Between DRC And Uganda

    Published 27 December 2014 | viewed 10,368 times

      Tensions along the border between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda have risen over the last decade, as successive exploration and appraisal efforts…

  • Violence In South Sudan Threatens Chinese Oil Investment

    Published 18 December 2014 | viewed 20,767 times

    On December 15, 2013, fierce fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. Rebel forces loyal to Machar targeted South Sudan’s oil fields, and what…

  • How Will US Fed React To Low Oil Prices

    Published 16 December 2014 | viewed 8,563 times

    Falling oil prices are the newest wrench in the Fed’s decision making, but the effect might seem counter-intuitive. Since the Fed’s last meeting in October,…

  • Oil Price Winners And Losers In Latin America

    Published 13 December 2014 | viewed 13,700 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 6,507 times

    East Africa is set to emerge as a global supplier of oil and gas within the next decade due to the recent major oil and…

  • Kazakhstan Stuck Between Falling Exchange Rates And Oil Prices

    Published 15 November 2014 | viewed 8,181 times

    How will Kazakhstan’s economy react to the double threat of the falling ruble exchange rates and falling oil prices? Kazakhstan’s growth rate since 2010 has…

  • Three Possible Outcomes Of Iranian Nuclear Talks

    Published 13 November 2014 | viewed 7,945 times

    The likely outcomes of the Iran nuclear deal, the impacts on economic prospects for Iran, and how international investors are likely to position themselves in…

  • New Oil Tax Laws In Russia Could Backfire

    Published 11 November 2014 | viewed 10,051 times

    Eurasian integration in the new Eurasian Economic Union forces Russia to introduce a so called “tax maneuver” in its oil industry with negative consequences. Eurasian…

  • Will US Shale Oil Undermine Its Own Success?

    Published 10 November 2014 | viewed 12,994 times

    The US shale revolution has remarkably influenced global energy markets over the past five years. Can falling oil prices tarnish the extraordinary success of hydraulic…

  • How Oil Prices Affect These Three Major Players

    Published 20 October 2014 | viewed 9,713 times

    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…

  • 2014 May Be A Crucial Year For Iranian Oil

    Published 15 October 2014 | viewed 6,571 times

    On September 29, representatives from the five Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) convened in Astrakhan, Russia for a fourth round of…

  • Niger Is Key To West Africa’s Future Security

    Published 14 October 2014 | viewed 20,035 times

    Niger is consistently ranked on the UN Human Development Index as one of the poorest countries in the world. Spiraling population growth along with frequent…

  • Three Things To Know About The India-Australia Uranium Deal

    Published 30 September 2014 | viewed 10,251 times

    On Friday August 5, India and Australia concluded an important energy deal that will seek to address looming issues facing both countries. The formalization of…

  • Europe Seeks To Undermine Russian Energy Influence

    Published 29 September 2014 | viewed 9,445 times

    The fragile ceasefire and negotiations between Ukraine and Russia have revived hopes that the months-long violent conflict in Eastern Europe is nearing its end. However,…

  • How will Libya’s ongoing crisis affect MENA region?

    Published 22 September 2014 | viewed 9,116 times

    As international attention shifts to the Islamic State, many observers have all but forgotten the link between the toppling of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, and…

  • 3 Things A Deal With Iran Would Likely Include

    Published 25 August 2014 | viewed 7,541 times

    In mid-July, negotiators from the so-called P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union) reached a mutual agreement with…

  • Funding War: U.S. Companies Disclose Conflict Mineral Use

    Published 17 July 2014 | viewed 9,661 times

    The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which mainly focused on strengthening the U.S. banking and financial system in the wake of…

  • Energy Reform in Mexico Continues to Present Risks

    Published 09 June 2014 | viewed 4,752 times

    So dear to Mexican society is the legacy of Lázaro Cárdenas’s 1938 expropriation of the country’s oil sector that it is still celebrated annually as…

  • California Pioneering Market-Based Climate Change Solutions

    Published 19 May 2014 | viewed 6,179 times

    California is hardly the place that comes to mind when one thinks of effective political leadership. Most would probably label Sacramento as a more deserving…

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