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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

  • Japan Passes Energy Sector Reform in Wake of Fukushima

    Published 16 December 2013 | viewed 6,936 times

    The Fukushima nuclear crisis certainly had profound implications for Japan. In November 2013, Japan’s lower house and upper house successively passed legislation to start electricity…

  • Ukraine Balances Energy Needs and European Aspirations

    Published 09 December 2013 | viewed 16,737 times

    Ukraine is one step farther away from Europe. A sudden decision made by the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich to cancel the signing of a pre-agreed…

  • Despite Reforms, Brazil and Mexico Lack Energy Investment

    Published 25 November 2013 | viewed 11,334 times

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) report, released last week, features Brazil as both a world leader in renewable energy and soon to be a major…

  • UK Reviving European Nuclear Energy at High Costs

    Published 04 November 2013 | viewed 6,788 times

    The British government recently made a deal with French-owned EDF, Arriva and Chinese investors to continue with the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear…

  • Fukushima Amplifies Japanese Energy Import Dependence

    Published 29 October 2013 | viewed 14,200 times

    When Typhoon Wipha flooded Japan with heavy rains last week, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant ordered precautionary measures to prevent leakage of…

  • Baltic Dependence on Russian Gas About to End

    Published 21 October 2013 | viewed 15,226 times

    At the moment, European energy markets are heavily dependent on Russian supplies. This is especially true of the countries with direct land borders to the…

  • Libyan Oil Production Struggles to Restart

    Published 17 October 2013 | viewed 11,471 times

    Nearly a month after oilfield strikes cut Libya’s production to just 10% of capacity, the Zintan tribal militia has re-opened a critical pipeline, carrying oil…

  • Miliband’s Energy Price Freeze Lacks Long-Term Strategy

    Published 09 October 2013 | viewed 4,866 times

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has decided to start a war with British energy suppliers, announcing major changes in the UK’s energy sector regulation if Labour…

  • Record Oil Outputs in Saudi Arabia Fail to Ease Shortage Anxiety

    Published 01 October 2013 | viewed 15,447 times

    Saudi Arabia, along with OPEC neighbors Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, exported a record high of crude oil this August. Despite pumping out 10.2…

  • Debate Over US Natural Gas Exports Heats Up

    Published 26 September 2013 | viewed 9,621 times

    The consequences of the shale gas and oil energy revolution in the United States have had a great impact on the U.S. industry and economy.…

  • Turkey Key to Future European Energy Security

    Published 16 September 2013 | viewed 7,277 times

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  • Clean Energy Damaging Europe’s Competitiveness

    Published 12 September 2013 | viewed 18,573 times

    For years Europe has been at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution, promoting and establishing global rules in this sector. There are signs however…

  • Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

    Published 04 September 2013 | viewed 19,016 times

    Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan,…

  • Risks Abound in Mexico’s New Oil Laws

    Published 29 August 2013 | viewed 15,554 times

    Much has been made of the recent announcement that Mexico is seeking to update its oil laws, allowing foreign companies a role in the industry…

  • Is Shale Gas Excitement in Eastern Europe Unwarranted?

    Published 28 August 2013 | viewed 21,257 times

    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it is commonly known, is the method of extracting natural gas from shale rock. Despite environmental concerns over the process…

  • David Cameron’s Energy Strategy Faces Tough Challenges

    Published 20 August 2013 | viewed 5,042 times

    In early August, UK Energy and Business Minister Michael Fallon opened the second largest offshore wind farm in the world. The Greater Gabbard wind farm,…

  • Nuclear Power Opportunities Move East

    Published 17 August 2013 | viewed 8,495 times

    A birds-eye look at the nuclear power industry in 2013 reveals a depressing picture. Early in the 2000s, thanks to a combination of rising fossil…

  • The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

    Published 14 August 2013 | viewed 11,691 times

    Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the…

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