Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations, handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on-the-ground protection and support.

Our unique combination of services, geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us ensure we can help them to effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world.

  • Mexico: Deadline for vetting of local police officers unlikely to be met, underlines institutional deficiencies
  • Burkina Faso: Military overthrow of government likely following popular uprising in main cities
  • Nigeria: Decline in oil price ahead of 2015 elections to increase non-payment, currency risks
  • United States: Increased security at federal government buildings reflects elevated terrorism threat; overall terrorism threat remains low
  • Mozambique: Planned integration of Renamo fighters into security forces highlights continued push to implement peace deal
  • Yemen: Clashes in Baydah, Ibb point to intensification of violent resistance to increased Houthi territorial control
  • Costa Rica: Protests in Caribbean port city to persist despite continued talks between government, union
  • Nigeria: President’s decision to stand for re-election to fan ethno-regional tensions around February 2015 polls
  • Libya: Intense fighting in Benghazi reinforces likelihood of sustained instability in north-east
  • Lebanon: Parliament’s failure to elect president, bill to postpone legislative polls reflect political institutions’ paralysis
  • China: Pollution-related unrest will remain common despite legal reforms
  • France: Short-term unrest, increased protest activity in longer term likely following death of environmental protester
  • Bangladesh: Further protests, disruption likely after death sentence for key Islamist leader
  • Romania: Prime minister’s likely victory in presidential election to strengthen governing party’s grip on power
  • Turkmenistan: Rare protests reflect continued deficient provision of public utilities; wider instability unlikely
  • Myanmar: Constitutional review to trigger large-scale but peaceful opposition rallies over the next year

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