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Eastern Europe is headed toward a demographic crisis – November 12th, 2019

The Washington Post references GRI’s work on Bulgaria’s population decline.



Ilhan Omar Condemns ‘Coup’ in Bolivia as Evo Morales Steps Down Amid Allegations of Election Fraud – November 11th, 2019

Newsweek references GRI’s analysis on ideological trends across Latin America.


Pewdiepie China Ban Censor Hong Kong Protests – October 24th, 2019

Vox Media cited GRI’s analysis on the Chinese government’s history of censorship.



How electric vehicles will redefine geopolitics – July 10th, 2019

The World Economic Forum’s geostrategy platform cites GRI’s work on the corruption of cobalt mining activities in the DRC.


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The NASA Earth Observatory references GRI’s analysis on Arctic shipping routes.


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Why is Russia insisting on bringing home ISIS fighters’ children? – April 9th, 2019

The Washington Post references GRI’s analysis on ISIS.


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Chinese cosplayer mocks Xi with ‘Winnie-the-Pooh dragon robe’ outfit – Sept. 25th, 2018

Taiwan News reports on an incident involving a Chinese cosplayer mocking Xi Jinping, and quotes GRI analysis on why such images are censored.


Delving into the bizzare world of censorship – Aug. 12th, 2018

The UAE’s flagship publication, The National, cites GRI’s analysis of why Winnie The Pooh is censored in China in its coverage of worldwide censorship incidents.


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‘Christopher Robin’ won’t play in China amid government censorship of Winnie the Pooh – August 7th, 2018

The Washington Post references GRI analysis of censorship in China in its reporting on why a Disney movie starring Winnie the Pooh was censored in the country.


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China reportedly bans Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ movie after Xi comparisons – Aug. 7th, 2018

CNBC cites GRI in coverage of Chinese censorship of a new movie from Disney.



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Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh film denied release in China – Aug. 6th, 2018

BBC cites GRI in its reporting on a movie about Winnie the Pooh being censored in China.



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Christopher Robin banned in China, in ongoing war over Winnie-the-Pooh – Aug. 3rd, 2018

The Telegraph cites GRI’s analysis calling Winnie the Pooh “China’s Most Censored Image” in its coverage of Beijing’s decision to ban a movie depicting the cartoon bear.



BTK Makes Trans-Caspian Route China’s Preferred Option – Feb. 3rd, 2018

Azerbaijan’s TREND News Agency reports on GRI’s special report on the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, which noted the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in turning the Trans-Caspian route from idea into reality.



Gas Sector Reform in Ukraine: Vested Interests Continue to Stand in the Way – Jan. 18th, 2018

Analyst Maria Shagina authors a guest commentary for Frontera on Ukraine’s unsuccessful efforts to reform its natural gas industry.


FMT NewsAnalyst: Arrest of Malaysian heightens arms smuggling alert – Jan. 2nd, 2018

GRI’s Xander MacLeod explains how the arrest of an arms dealer in Malaysia is a sign of the weakness of the Islamic State’s presence in the country.


Image result for bloomberg bna logoNew Saudi Cybersecurity Agency May Prompt Broader Privacy Law – Nov. 6th, 2017.

GRI’s Azhar Unwala is quoted by Bloomberg on developments in Saudia Arabia’s cybersecurity policies.



Market reactions to Trump policies – Jul. 29th, 2017.

GRI’s Jeff Moore talks to CNBC about potential market outcomes from various Trump administration actions



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Chinese president can’t take a joke, bans Winnie the Pooh on social media – July 17, 2017

The New York Post cites GRI in its coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision to ban images comparing him to Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon bear that apears in a series of children’s books.



time-logo-ogChina has banned some images of Winnie the Pooh – Jul. 16th, 2017.

Time quotes GRI’s article on China’s crackdown on Winnie the Pooh memes of Xi Jinping.
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What is the most likely outcome of the Qatar Crisis? – Jun. 25th, 2017.

A look at the risks facing Qatar as the regional crisis continues unabated.



reuters_social_logoIs the sharing economy really good for Africa? – Jun. 6th, 2017.

Reuters features GRI’s look at the impact of the rise of the sharing economy in Africa.




Cyber security and NHS hacking – May 15th, 2017.

Klisman Murati represents GRI on the ‘Wake Up To Money’ morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live to talk about cyber security and the recent NHS hacking.




5ba28b_ba693d2a1acf4b6f883a6a72ac2e62f6The one major blind spot in most cyber risk strategies – May 10th, 2017.

Huffington Post republishes GRI’s analysis of the overlooked reputational risks associated with cyber attacks.




reuters_social_logoInBev looks to crack Africa’s home-brew market with cheap beer – Apr. 13th, 2017.

Reuters quotes GRI’s insights on the dynamics of the African beer market.




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GRI’s Klisman Murati talks to Aljazeera Arabic about Syria’s chemical attack and the response from the the Trump White House.




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The rash of terror attacks in France is the country’s ‘new normal’ – Feb. 3rd, 2017.

GRI looks at the security risks facing France as the country deals with mounting violence.



sdsdCould Trump replace Brexit trade gap? – Jan. 25th, 2017.

GRI’s Nicolò Donà Dalle Rose talks to IG about a UK-US relations, and whether working with Trump will give PM Theresa May leverage in dealing with the EU.




logo2016 Didn’t Totally Suck – Jan. 12th, 2017.

GRI talks to Ozy about some of the overlooked positive stories and trends in 2016.




logoWhat Could Possibly Go Wrong in 2017? – Jan. 3rd, 2017.

GRI talks to Ozy about various risks to watch out for around the world in 2017.




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Despite a Neighborhood on Fire, Jordan Remains Stable – Dec. 28h, 2016.

Foreign Policy Association republishes GRI’s look at how Jordan has weathered the storm of instability in the Middle East.



zeroMaduro Halts Cash Ban Amid “International Sabotage” Conspiracy Theory; Blames Obama, US Treasury – Dec. 18th, 2016.

Zero Hedge republishes GRI’s look at Venezuela’s monetary policies, and Caracas’ conspiracy theories.



social_default_logo-1481777How Uncertainty In Uzbekistan Threatens China’s Energy Security – Sept. 3rd, 2016.

Yahoo News republishes GRI’s look at the impact of Islam Karimov’s death on Chinese interests in Central Asia.




100x100logo.33e22f77f96aNicaragua’s Daniel Ortega selects wife as running mate in power-couple first – Aug. 8th, 2016.

The Washington Times quotes GRI’s commentary on Nicaraguan politics and the country’s upcoming election.




cnn-logo-squareFighters work to break siege in southern Aleppo – Aug. 6th, 2016.

CNN quotes GRI’s analysis of the conflict in Manjib and its wider signficance in the Syrian civil war.




zeroPokemon Go is Spooking Middle East Governments – Jul. 26th, 2016.

Zero Hedge republishes GRI’s look at how Middle Eastern Governments are reacting to the Pokemon Go craze.




crfbPredicting the economics of a Trump/Pence administration – Jul. 20th, 2016.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recommends GRI’s look at the potential economic fallout for the U.S should Trump become president.




imagesGiant Helium Find May Spell Trouble for Tanzania – Jul. 2nd, 2016.

Yahoo Finance republishes GRI’s investigation into the ramifications of Tanzania’s recent helium discovery.




og-fb-foxbusinessThese Countries Could Leave the EU Next – Jun. 24th, 2016.

GRI talks to Fox Business about the potential domino effect in Europe following Brexit.





This Country is a Powder Keg, and Its Leader is Holding the Match – Jun. 22, 2016.

Ozy quotes GRI’s analysis of tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.




imagesWhy China’s Energy Deregulation Is More Important Than The Aramco IPO – Jun. 21st, 2016.

Yahoo Finance republishes GRI’s article on the importance of energy deregulation in China.



imagesRenewables Revolution Reaching New Heights In 2016 – Jun. 21st, 2016.

Yahoo Finance republishes GRI’s look at green energy trends in 2016.




TheDiplomatCan Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub? – Jun.  20th, 2016.

Writing in The Diplomat, Anushka Wijesinha, Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce quotes GRI’s analysis of Sri Lanka’s strategic location for commerce and investment.



tile-bbc-newsSino-American Trade Relations – Jun. 7th, 2016.

BBC World News sits down with GRI analyst James Tunningley to discuss trade relations between Washington and Beijing.




zeroWhy North Korea’s Failed Missle Launch Matters – Apr. 26th, 2016

ZeroHedge republishes GRI’s look at the importance behind North Korea’s recent missle launch failures.




politico-logoWhat’s in a Name? Try the Czech Economy – Apr. 22nd, 2016

Politico cites GRI’s analysis of the economic impact on businesses, investors and national branding, of Prague’s efforts to officially rename the Czech Republic to Czechia as a must read.



social_default_logo-1481777Reform Needed for Algeria to Ride Out Low Oil Prices – Apr. 16th, 2016.

Yahoo Finance republishes GRI’s article  on the challenges facing Algeria as energy prices remain volatile.




5ba28b_ba693d2a1acf4b6f883a6a72ac2e62f6Italy’s Reformist Prime Minister is the Type of Leader Europe Needs – Apr. 12th, 2016.

Huffington Post republishes GRI’s look at Matteo Renzi’s impact.




africaAlgeria: Bunkering Down in a Bad Neighbourhood – Apr. 7th, 2016.

The Financial Times’ This is Africa quotes GRI’s analysis of Algerian military spending.




indexISIS Targets Nuclear Power Stations, Belgian Police Evacuates – Mar. 23rd, 2016.

China Times quotes GRI’s analysis of terrorism risks in Belgium




logoGlobal market reaction to Brussels attacks – Mar. 22nd, 2016.

Al Jazeera talks to GRI analyst Klisman Murati about the Brussels attacks, the reaction from global markets, and Brexit.




daily-mail-logoBelgium Evacuates Two Nuclear Power Stations Amid Fears ISIS will Attempt to Follow the Brussels Attack with a Dirty Bomb – Mar. 22nd, 2016.

The Daily Mail quotes GRI’s insights into terrorism fears in Belgium, as security concerns surrounding European nuclear facilities increase in the wake of the Brussels attacks.



1b81c345c2fe6d6bc818cf2fde67a40aBelgium Evacuates Nuclear Plant Staff After Attacks – Mar. 22nd, 2016.

CBS News quotes GRI’s insights on ISIS’ efforts to gather intel on Belgium nuclear infrastructure.




5ba28b_ba693d2a1acf4b6f883a6a72ac2e62f6The Rise of Switzerland’s Trump – Mar. 21st, 2016.

The Huffington Post republishes GRI’s analysis of the rise of Christoph Blocher and the Swiss People’s Party to dominance in Switzerland.





Obama in Cuba: What the country will likely begin to lose and gain after the President’s historic visit – Mar. 21st, 2016.

The Independent quotes GRI analysis on the changes on the horizon for Cuba.




Fox Business quotes GRI’s insights on the potential geopolitical risks of a Trump presidency.




reuters_social_logoWhat to Watch in the Day Ahead – Mar. 15th, 2016.

Reuters recommends GRI’s talk on the ramifications of a possible Brexit on the EU as well as diplomatic issues stemming from the refugee crisis.




zeroWill Italian Banks Spark Another Financial Crisis – Mar. 6th, 2016.

Zero Hedge republishes GRI’s article on the risk inherent in the Italian financial sector.




aasdasBlack Votes Matter – Feb. 24th, 2016.

The HJAAP republishes GRI’s article on the importance of African-American voting patterns in the upcoming presidential election.




5ba28b_ba693d2a1acf4b6f883a6a72ac2e62f6What ‘Star Wars’ can tell us About Political Risk – Feb. 11th, 2016.

GRI work’s on political risk and its connection to the narrative of Star Wars was republished by HuffPo. GRI is an official contributor to HuffPo.





logoWill ISIS Abandon the Caliphate for this Country? – Feb. 4th, 2016.

Speaking to Ozy, Global Risk Insights assesses the security situation in the Middle East, and ISIS’ growing role in Libya.




africaKenya’s Tourism Sector Set to Recover – Jan. 27th, 2016.

The Financial Times’ This is Africa quotes GRI’s insights on trends in Kenya’s tourism sector.




time-logo-ogCould El Niño Linked Droughts Lead to Political Unrest in Thailand? – Jan. 26th, 2016.

Time Magazine extensively quotes Global Risk Insights’ analysis on the likelihood of rural-urban political instability in Thailand as a result of severe droughts.




sb7ixc5zFriday Five: Beijing Pollution and Big Tech – Jan. 15th, 2016.

Greenpeace cites GRI’s insights into the economic effects of pollution in Beijing.




Nasdaq republishes GRI’s article detailing the various business opportunities – from bottled air to pollution apps -created by China’s pollution crisis.




7409990_300x300Impact of Terrorism on Business – Jan. 12th, 2016

Speaking to CCTV America, GRI Security analyst Luke Delaine outlines how the Paris terrorist attacks will impact businesses worldwide.




lanews-apple-touch-icon.1q2w3_9ffdb679907f116af126c65ff1edb27aRwandan President Becomes Africa’s Latest to Seek Extended Time in Power – Jan. 1st, 2016.

The LA Times quotes GRI’s analysis of the state of politics in the Republic of Congo and the actions of President Denis Sassou Nguesso.



council2016 Appropriation Bill Highlights US Support for Central America and Colombia – Dec. 21st, 2015.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs cites GRI’s analysis of Colombia’s post-war reform efforts and the challenges the country faces.



Speaking to Voice of America, GRI Europe Analyst Robert Ledger highlights the major factors which will decide Serbia’a acceptance as a EU member.




internationalbusinesstimesIs Turkey Buying Oil From ISIS? After Downed Plane, Putin Slams Islamic State’s Black Market Fuel Sales -Nov. 25th, 2015.

International Business Times quotes GRI’s analysis on the energy politics between Turkey and Russia.



default_story_imageBruselas acepta que Francia dispare el déficit por la lucha contra el terrorismo – Nov. 18th, 2015.

Leading Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia quotes GRI’s insights on France’s deficit spending and anti-terror activities.



facebook_logoNégy dolog, ami megváltozik a párizsi terror miatt – Nov. 17th, 2015.

Index, Hungary’s leading newspaper, republishes GRI’s article on emerging political risks following the Paris attacks.




tLn3ytWmEthiopia Rising: A Bright Spot in Sub-Saharan Africa – Nov. 11th, 2015.

Leading Ethiopian newspaper, Awramba Times, republishes GRI article on economic trends in Ethiopia.




tiOne-child policy latest victim of China’s anti-corruption drive -Nov. 2nd, 2015.

Transparency International lists GRI’s article on China’s changes to the one-child policy as recommended reading.




FRANCE_24_logo.svgElection Tensions in Ivory Coast – Oct. 28th, 2015.

Speaking to the France24 TV broadcast, GRI’s Africa analyst, Kevin Amihersani analyzes Ivory Coast’s election and its impact on investors.




Speaking to Fox Business, GRI Europe Analyst Julien Freund explains how the Paris terrorist attacks would impact European markets.




5ba28b_ba693d2a1acf4b6f883a6a72ac2e62f6What to Expect from U.S-South Korea Summit – Oct. 16th, 2015.

Speaking to the Huffington Post Live, GRI North America analyst Sam Cho assesses the relationship between the US and South Korea ahead of Obama’s meeting with South Korea president Park Geun-hye.



3fz-tke4Flags Carry Political Risk – Aug. 27th, 2015.

The University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy highlights GRI’s analysis of the political risks surrounding the use of flags.




the-weekForgotten Conflicts: The Wars That Go Unnoticed – Aug. 17th, 2015.

The Week cites GRI’s analysis of the economic impact of fighting in the Sinia Peninsula.




wsj-logoSecondary Sources Asia: Beating the Resource Curse – May 6th, 2015.

In the WSJ’s Secondary Sources Asia edition, GRI Analyst Sean’s Durns analysis on the “resource curse” is listed as a must-read for that week.




social_default_logo-1481777China Gambles on its own ‘Keystone Pipeline’ – April 22nd, 2015.

Yahoo! News republishes GRI’s insights from the Fiscal Times on the future of China’s energy pipelines.




qz_og_imgChina is Investing $46 Billion to Carve out a Route Through One of the World’s Most Dangerous Regions – Apr. 20th, 2015.

Global Risk Insights quoted by Quartz on China’s massive infrastructure projects in Central and South Asia.



brandEl fin del milagro brasileño amenaza a Rousseff – Apr. 6th, 2015.

Leading Spanish language newspaper, El Pais, quotes GRI’s analysis on the Petrobras scandal in Brazil.




rci-225x225Rarely Used Arctic Shipping Route Offers Path to Canada-Russia Reconciliation – Dec. 31st, 2015.

GRI’s analysis of North West Passage and Canada-Russia relations extensively quoted by Canada Radio International.



og-fb-foxbusinessRepublican Controlled Congress Won’t Halt Wall Street’s Run Higher – Nov. 6th 2014.

Fox Business quotes GRI insights on the impact of the political balance within Congress on Wall Street.




woodrow_wilson_international_center_for_scholars_1313581Balancing Threats and Interests in the Middle East – Oct. 21st, 2014.

The Woodrow Wilson Center cites GRI’s insights on Iran’s growing geopolitical interests in Iraq.




wsj-logoSecondary Source Asia: FDI and its Discontents – Apr. 24th, 2014.

WSJ cites GRI’s insights on Indonesia’s rejection of bilateral investment treaties as a must read for the week.




marshallEU Takes Steps Toward Energy Independence From Russia – Apr. 24th, 2014.

The George C. Marshall Institute cites GRI’s analysis of EU-Russia energy relations as a must read.




untitledPutin, Tilting at History – Mar. 4th, 2014.

John Cassidy at The New Yorker quotes GRI’s insights on Putin’s strategy to boost his popularity since his re-election in 2012.




csm_logo_1500x1500Will Iran Oil End Saudi Arabia’s Energy Reign? – Feb. 12th, 2014.

Christian Science Monitor re-publishes GRI’s analysis of Saudi-Iranian energy politics and the impact of oil on regional geopolitics.




financial-post-logoDespite Reforms, Brazil and Mexico Lack Energy Investment – Dec. 4th, 2013.

Financial Post republishes GRI’s insights on the investment climate in Brazil and Mexico.




economonitorUK Reviving European Nuclear Energy at High Costs – Nov. 5th, 2013.

Economonitor republishes GRI’s analysis of British and European energy trends.




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