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The War in Ukraine: Over 100 Days On

On 24 February 2022, Russian President, Vladimir Putin launched a high risk and unprovoked invasion into Ukraine with missile strikes across the entire country, land incursions towards Kyiv and Kherson, and a amphibious landing to take the port city of Mariupol. Since then, over 100 days have passed while the international community continues bearing witness […]

The international risks of civil unrest and protest

High risk protests in Sweden The International Risk Podcast is tracking a variety of risks internationally, including the risks of civil unrest and protest around the world.  The risks internationally from civil unrest, demonstrations, protests, and riots remains significant across the world.  In Sweden, the leader of a far-right Danish party is organising protests, which […]

Operational risk and governance

The main risks that companies have been trying to mitigate for the last few years has not changed significantly. Regulation, risk forecasting, business continuity, crisis management, cyber crime, information security, data theft, IT disruption, climate change, terrorism, risk identification, data compliance, sanctions, risk resilience, and third party due diligence all get listed time and again. […]

Russia sanctions and the impact on international risk

Organisations around the world are assessing their governance and risk exposure as the west uses sanctions in larger scale than seen in recent history. The challenges organisations face with sanctions risk and compliance are varied andnumerous, from the operational challenge of screening vast numbers of third parties to the investigative challenge of identifying individuals or […]

Crisis management and international risk

Crisis is inevitable. Every organisation is going to face a significant crisis and many more minor incidents in the near future. This is why having a crisis management plan, that is understood, tested, and rehearsed is crucial.  All effective enterprise risk management frameworks will consider business continuity and crisis management. Supply costs can skyrocket – your […]

The international risk of climate change

What are the facts about the international risks of climate change? The facts of climate change and the international risk this bring are undisputable. The concentration of carbon diaxide in earth’s atmosphere is the highest it has even been.  And average global temperatures in 2020 where one degree higher than the average in the 20th […]

The international risks of conflict in Ukraine, eastern Europe and Russia

On Monday 24 January the European Union again reiterated its support for Ukraine as risk indicators continue to mount. Ireland weighed in on current tensions as Russia conducted unwelcome war games off the south-west coast of Ireland. A potential second order effect of current tensions between Russia and Ukraine is increasing unity amongst most EU […]

INTERNATIONAL RISK OUTLOOK FOR 2022

The international risks of geopolitical tensions The international risks to businesses and the geopolitical challenges involving USA, Russia, and China will continue in 2022. Large state actors will continue to compete for power, resources, intellectual property, and emerging technologies. State actors are using all instruments of national power, including information and cyber means, to shape […]

Russia will likely invade Ukraine – and businesses will continue to operate in a high risk environment

Chilling parallels can be drawn between Russia’s current build up on Ukraine’s eastern border and the invasion of Crimea in 2014. US intelligence observations assert that as many as 175,000 Russian troops could be mobilised along the Russo-Ukrainian border in January, a strategic move that Western analysts have correlated with President Vladimir Putin’s exponential use of […]