Tag: international risk podcast

Russian Disinformation: The Risks Posed to Europe

In an age where information flows freely and quickly, the threat of deception looms large, casting doubt on the basic fabric of truth. The Russian disinformation campaigns, a complex web of misinformation, propaganda, and manipulation, are among the most formidable orchestrators of this digital deception dance. These disinformation efforts have matured into a powerful tool […]

Rosa Freedman

Rosa Freedman is the inaugural Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development at the University of Reading. She received her LLB, LLM and PhD from the University of London, and is a non-practising barrister and member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Freedman’s research focuses on the UN and human rights. She has published […]

Episode 160: Russia’s Global Positioning, The EU, NATO, and What Happens After the War with Oleg Ignatov

We have spoken about Russia a lot so far on the international risk podcast, from its ongoing aggression in Ukraine, to the Presidential elections in March, to most recently discussing Russia’s current position within Europe, and the risks this poses to both state actors and businesses. Today, we will continue this discussion, extrapolating Russia’s european […]

Oleg Ignatov

As Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Russia, Oleg Ignatov focuses on the country’s domestic affairs as well as Moscow’s role in conflicts around the world. Oleg has previously worked as a leading expert at the Center for Current Policy in Moscow, as a political consultant, and in various roles at the United Russia party. He […]

Navigating Geopolitical Risks in 2024

As we progress through 2024, European business leaders face an increasingly complex geopolitical landscape. The International Risk Podcast explores the current geopolitical risks, with a focus on tensions in key regions and the escalating power struggles between major global players. Understanding these risks is crucial for developing strategies to navigate them effectively. The Geopolitical Environment […]

The Underemployment Epidemic, A Reflection of Refugee Opportunities

Speaking to both Petra Molnar and Lori Wilkinson in our recent episodes about refugees and the vast array of issues impacting them on a daily basis has, I’m sure, made us all far more aware of quite how profoundly every facet of a refugees life is impacted upon entering a ‘safe’ state, otherwise known as […]

Episode 159: Examining Russia’s Evolving Global Position with Mathieu Boulegue

Over the last few months, we have spoken a great deal about Russia, both its current illegal invasion of Ukraine, as well as the recent elections in Russia. For a huge part of modern history, Russia’s actions, both domestic and internationally, have had a huge ripple effect over the rest of the world, particularly within […]

Mathieu Boulegue

Mathieu Boulegue is a freelance researcher and consultant in international conflict and security affairs, with a focus on the Former Soviet Union and on polar affairs. He is a Consulting Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs as well as Non-resident Senior Fellow with the […]

Episode 158 – Misinformation, An Exploration of Its Tail Risks With Stephen Lewandowsky

The way in which we find information has changed over the last few decades, and with this change, we have foregone much of the reliability of the information we immerse ourselves in.   Misinformation, often referred to as false or inaccurate information, has become a prevalent issue in the digital age. With the rapid growth […]

Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol whose main interest is in the pressure points between the architecture of online information technologies and human cognition, and the consequences for democracy that arise from those pressure points. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Discovery Outstanding Researcher […]