Tag: Democracy

The Serbian Elections – The International Risks and Why They Matter for Democracy

This week’s podcast had Dr Alexander Mesarovich discuss the Serbian elections, which took place towards the end of 2023. As discussed in the podcast, Aleksandar Vučić’s victory was not met with celebration, instead protests filled the streets of Belgrade, and other cities in Serbia, accusing Vučić’s party of fraud and calls for the elections to […]

Episode 145: The International Risks of the 2023 Serbian Election with Dr Alexander Mesarovich

Parliamentary elections were held in Serbia on 17 December 2023 to elect members of the National Assembly. While they were initially scheduled to be held by 30 April 2026, Aleksandar Vučić, the president of Serbia, called a snap election in November 2023, after previously announcing that snap elections could be either held in 2023 or […]

Episode 119: Dr Chris Ogden on Indian Democracy

The International Risk Podcast is a weekly podcast for senior executives, board members and risk advisors. In these podcasts, we speak with risk management specialists from around the world. Our host is Dominic Bowen, originally from Australia, is one of Europe’s leading international risk specialists. Having spent the last 20 years successfully establishing large and […]

Episode 102: Gustavo Ribeiro on January 8th and the Political Situation in Brazil

This week, Dominic Bowen speaks with Gustavo Ribeiro about the January 8th attack and the political situation in Brazil. They explore what, and who, fuelled and facilitated the January 8th insurrection, as well as political and social risks in Brazil, including corruption and misinformation. Gustavo Ribeiro is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Brazilian Report, […]

Brazil’s Largest Attack on Democracy in Decades

On 08 January, Brazil was met with the largest attack on its democracy in decades. An attack evocative of the 06 January rioters, who overtook the US Capitol, almost two years apart to the day. The parallels are undeniable and perhaps indicative of a rising international risk of violent civil unrest against democratic institutions. Jair […]