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Discussing How the Ukraine Conflict Will Exacerbate Developing Humanitarian Crises and Empower Autocratic Governments in Africa

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join your host Eloise Scott, our Global Intelligence Manager, along with Benedict Manzin, our Sub Sahara Africa Analyst to discuss the increase in food and fuel prices due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how it will drive widespread inflation and increase strains on rising …

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Discussing Iran’s Missile Strikes on Iraq and the Risk of a Return to Tit-for-tat Hostilities Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join your host Eloise Scott, our Global Intelligence Manager, along with Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analyst to discuss the missile strikes launched by Iran on 13 March on targets in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, with somewhat conflicting accounts of target-type and motive. Iranian …

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Discussing the South Korean Presidential Election

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Voters in South Korea will head to the polls next Wednesday to elect their new head of state, as the constitution limits the incumbent President Moon Jae-in to a single five-year term. Despite the election being overshadowed by the escalating conflict in Ukraine and the associated fallout, this presidential …

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Assessing the Drivers of Coups in West Africa

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Over the past year, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has undergone three successful coups among its member states, prompting fears of a potential shift back to the political instability that marked many post-independence African governments. While driven by a variety of factors, the coups in Burkina …

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Beijing 2022: Politics, Covid and Public Perception

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean As China kicks off the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games with what is promised to be a “very different” opening ceremony from the one 14 years ago, the context under which the Winter Games are held also could not be more contrasting to that of the 2008 Summer Olympics. …

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Discussing the Escalating Conflict Between Saudi-led Coalition Forces and Iran-backed Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Valeria Scuto, our Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Analyst, along with Anastasia Chisholm and Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analysts, to discuss that in recent weeks we have witnessed an escalation in the conflict between Saudi-led Coalition forces and Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s …

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Discussing the Importance of ESG Integration into Corporate Strategy

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Jocelyn Spottiswoode, our Senior Case Manager for BI&I and Daphne Biliouri-Grant our Senior Adviser on ESG, as they discuss the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance issues being integrated into Corporate Strategy, and how best to get started on what can sometimes feel like …

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Discussing the Implications of Violent Protests in Kazakhstan

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Liana Semchuk, our Lead Europe and Eurasia Analyst and Zsofia Wolford and Alex Lord, our Europe and Eurasia Analysts, to discuss the uprising’s implications for the future of the Tokayev government and for the wider region. Last week’s nationwide protests in response to a …

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Discussing the Diplomatic Boycotts of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join your host Alex Parsons, our Director of Intelligence, who is joined by our Asia-Pacific Analysts, Hans Horan and Aédán Mordecai, to discuss official delegates attendance at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Since Washington’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games early this …

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Discussing the Presidential Elections in Libya

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join your host Alex Parsons, our Director of Intelligence, who is joined by Valeria Scuto, our Middle East Analyst, and Anastasia Chisholm, our Middle East Associate Analyst, to discuss the mounting political divisions threatening to disrupt Libya’s presidential elections, due to take place on Friday, 24 December. A military …

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