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Red tape, revolution, conflict, cronyism – all of these make doing business in the global arena a challenge for even the best prepared companies. The world’s rapidly changing political environment poses significant obstacles, but also great opportunities for today’s business community. Understanding the nexus between economics and politics has never been more important.

Global Risk Insights 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 relations. 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.

Trump Can Easily Undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans

Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20. The incoming Trump administration has the authority to revoke environmental protections of Alaska’s...

Making America Great Again…With Debt

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President on January 20th, 2017, he faces a myriad of problems. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt. The nation’s debt has grown at a pace that economists...

Trends of 2016: Soft Power, Cyberwarfare, and Russia’s New Foreign Policy

The past year has seen the return of Russia to a prime position on the global stage. Gone are the days when Putin was content with maintaining Russia’s dominion over its' near abroad in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Baltics.

The European Union and Future With the South Caucasus

The European Union (EU) has eyed the South Caucasus for the past two decades, and after the successful union expansion to parts of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus could be next. The European Union’s relationship with...

New OPEC Production Limits Yield Winners — But Will They Last?

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has imposed production limits that will bring many states economic gains — but are they likely to last? As the core international group of oil exporters, OPEC announced...

Why Italy’s Referendum Carries Risks for the Entire EU

After shock results in Britain and America, attention is turning to Italy’s constitutional referendum, where Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the vote. Many fear that the prevailing anti-establishment mood will defeat the government.

BRICS Caught Between India and China

Since the first official summit held in 2009, the BRICS have articulated a shared a common vision for a more democratic and multipolar world order. The group has challenged international institutions to become more representative and reflect the growing voices of developing...

America’s “Pivot to Asia” May Be Over

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. However, with the end of his presidency fast approaching and the mitigated results of the policy, the future of the pivot has been thrown into question.

Opportunity Grows in Indonesia as Tourism Sector Blooms

Although Bali has traditionally dominated tourism in Indonesia, the government’s ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ campaign has shown the country in a new light. But it also reveals the plethora of still-untapped economic opportunity...

A Fractured France at the Crossroad of Multiple Risks

Since the beginning of 2015, the socio-political situation in France has become strained following a string of terrorist attacks as well as a wave of anti-government protests. Political violence and unrest coupled with stagnating macroeconomic...

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