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Imad Salamey

Imad Salamey holds the position of Associate Professor in the fields of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University. He earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Political Science from Wayne State University in the United States. His current academic interests are centered on subjects related to political economy, communitarian politics, conflict resolution, […]

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at FDD, where his primary focus revolves around issues pertaining to Iranian security and politics. He previously held the positions of research fellow and senior Iran analyst at FDD. Prior to his tenure at FDD, Behnam was engaged in non-proliferation matters at a Washington-based think-tank specializing in arms […]

The Ukraine War: Balancing Economic Risk and Global Security in the Oil Arena

Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 marked a pivotal moment in history and international risk. The assault, orchestrated by President Putin, swiftly escalated into the largest European conflict since World War II, with the legacy of that dark period in which 50 million lives catapulted from our collective memory to the present. On […]

Episode 131: Owais Arshad & Oleh Savytskyi on Western Financing of Russia’s War.

In today’s episode, we are joined by two exciting guests! Our first guest, Owais Arshad, is a geostrategist who advises on geopolitical developments, sanctions regimes, export controls, and international finance. Later in the episode, Dominic is joined by Oleh Savitskyi, a world-class climate and energy policy expert with 10 years of experience in the field. […]

Owais Arshad

Owais Arshad is a geostrategist who advises on geopolitical developments, sanctions regimes, export controls, and international finance. His clients have spanned both public and private sector entities such as central banks, financial regulators, commodity traders, hedge funds, and private equity firms. He has spoken at leading industry fora on emerging risks such as DeFi protocols […]

Oleh Savitskyi

Oleh Savitskyi is a world-class climate and energy policy expert. Oleh has 10 years of experience in the field – from youth climate activism to consulting the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine.  Oleh participated in the UNFCCC conferences COP21 in Paris in 2015 and in Glasgow in 2021. Oleh is a fellow of the Michael Succow Nature […]

For Ukraine’s Women, the Risk of Rape Has Skyrocketed

 By its very nature, conflict transforms territories into arenas of international risk. For well over a year, the ongoing war waged by Russian President Vladimir Putin against Russia’s former Soviet territory, Ukraine, has allowed the world to witness this transformation first-hand.   For the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian and Russian men drafted into the war, […]

Episode 129: Nerida Williams on the Gendered Dynamics of the Ukraine war

In today’s episode, we are joined by Nerida Williams. Nerida has over thirteen years of experience as a media and communications specialist in the humanitarian and development sectors, including with the United Nations and several INGOs. Currently, Nerida works as the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Senior Humanitarian Communications Advisor. IPPF is the world’s largest sexual and reproductive […]

Nerida Williams

Nerida Williams has over thirteen years experience as a media and communications specialist in the humanitarian and development sectors, including with the United Nations and several INGOs. Her field experiences include Ghana, Lebanon, Nepal, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Tonga, Indonesia, India, Palestine, Kiribati, Sudan, the Cook Islands, the Maldives, and most recently to the Ukrainian […]

The Board’s Role in Preparing for Extraordinary Risk: A Comprehensive Approach to Risk Management

In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, a significant number of organisations have come to the realization that their preparedness for crises is insufficient. These crises and emerging risks could potentially destabilize them and, in extreme cases, force them out of business. This article delves into the crucial role of the board in ensuring readiness for […]