Tag: Russia

The 2024 Russian Elections – What Are the Risks of Another Putin Presidency?

Following the Russian elections last weekend, Vladimir won his third  consecutive, and fifth overall presidential term, securing 88% of the vote on Sunday. Whilst many would assume that another term of Putin’s presidency is sure to be more of the same, our recent conversations with Ben Dubow and Ambassador John Herbst  indicated that, amidst a […]

Episode 152 – Putin’s Presidency, Russia’s Aggression on Ukraine, and the Prospect of a Drumpf Presidency -Is There a New Axis of Evil? with Ambassador John E. Herbst

Last week, we heard from Ben Dubow, who gave us some fascinating insights into how he sees Putin’s next presidential term playing out and the implications of who comes second in the Russian presidential elections.   This week, we thought it crucial to hear from someone who has real world experience in international diplomacy, Ambassador […]

Episode 151: Putin’s Next Term as President – An Insight into the Risks Surrounding the 2024 Russian Elections with Ben Dubow

As we step into 2024, a critical year for democracy worldwide, the stage is set for 64 national elections, marking an unprecedented turnout at the polls. The backdrop is a canvas of escalating international tensions, the daunting specter of climate change, and stretched thin inter-governmental organizations like the UN and NATO. In a year of […]

Ben Dubow

Ben Dubow is leading expert in AI and disinformation with a focus on Russia and its neighbors. Ben is a senior fellow at the Center for European Analysis and founder and president of Omelas, a firm that deploys AI to collect and contextualize open source intelligence. Unique insights from Omelas’s data and analysis of Russian […]

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 139 – The International risks associated with Russia’s Agression in Ukraine

Today, our podcasted is hosted by Ben Lawson, Intern at the International Risk Podcast, as we talk to Dominic Bowen. Every week we hear about the work Dominic does in the world of international risk, and in every episode Dominic shares some of his knowledge about international risk, to contextualise the questions he asks his […]

BRICS Expansion – the risks and the beginnings of a new world order?

In early September, 2023, following the 15th annual BRICS summit, the BRICS nations announced its expansion, inviting Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. These states are set to become members of BRICS at the start of 2024. Whilst some see this expansion to have little effect on the international political […]

Russian Influence Campaigns: Navigating the International Risk Landscape

A history of International Risk Russia’s historical playbook of influencing elections, especially in the West, has been a subject of concern for many democracies. As the world gears up for numerous elections in 2024, it’s imperative that businesses understand the consequences and risks posed by Russian influence campaigns on an international scale. The Geopolitical Motive […]

Episode 133: The Risk of Wagner in Africa with Nick Loxton and Michael Nwankpa

In today’s episode, we are joined by two exciting guests to discuss the international risks posed by the Wagner Group’s expansion into Africa! Our first guest, Nick Loxton, currently serves as Head of Intelligence Delivery at Geollect. Later in the episode, Dominic is joined by Michael Nwankpa,  Founding Director and Director of Research at the Centre […]