Tag: Russia

The War in Ukraine: Over 100 Days On

On February 24th 2022, Russian President, Vladimir Putin launched a disastrous and unprovoked invasion into Ukraine with missile strikes across the entire country, land incursions towards Kiev 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 to […]

Episode 58: with Dominic Bowen discussing Ukraine, Russia, and adapting business operations in the midst of a potential invasion

As the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine become increasingly more likely, the host of the International Risk Podcast, Dominic Bowen, discusses how businesses should be preparing and adapting to this complex environment riddled with uncertainty. Dominic is an experienced leader and risk professional. From tackling whether Russia is using energy as a geopolitical […]

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 […]

Taras Kuzio

Our guest for episode 56 of The International Risk Podcast is Taras Kuzio, who is an Associate Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Kyiv Mohlya Academy. Our conversation with Taras comes at a particularly timely occasion, as Russo-Ukrainian relations continue to […]

Episode 56: with Taras Kuzio discussing the risk of Russo-Ukrainian geopolitical tensions, diplomatic misunderstandings, and Nord Stream 2

Russo-Ukrainian geopolitical tensions have been monopolizing news headlines as reports point to an imminent invasion reminiscent of the 2014 occupation of Crimea. However, there’s a lot more than what originally meets the eye, in terms of the economic, risk, ideological and diplomatic implications of recent developments. To untangle the complexities of the situation, we are […]

Episode 55: With Tiziano Breda discussing the Nicaraguan Elections, the role of Russia in Central America and risk to political analysts

Nicaragua’s elections held on November 7 rung alarm bells for political analysts that focus on Central America, as Ortega’s hyperbolic electoral win pointed to his continued encroachment on democratic freedoms and institutions in the country. To dissect the implications of these elections we are joined by Tiziano Breda, Central America Analyst for the International Crisis […]

Russia will likely not invade Ukraine – but 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. Alarmist 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 […]