Threats to companies’ investments and personnel cannot always be associated with actors in one, or a handful of, countries where they have operations. In certain cases, threat sources are increasingly developing the intent or capability, or both, to operate across physical borders. International terrorism, following the trail blazed by the likes of Al-Qaida over the past decade, is perhaps the most prominent example of these threats; offshore piracy and direct-action groups are other areas which many companies have to be aware of on account of their particular activities or operational footprint. Understanding these global threats is often a critical element in helping companies develop the correct security or crisis management plans to ensure that their employees and business operations remain safe and secure.
Control Risks’ tailored consultancy and analytical expertise on these important transnational issues can range, among others, from providing high level overviews of developing trends in international terrorism; to analysis of the capabilities of Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean; and to highlighting how a companies’ activities may incite violent or defamation campaigns by direct-action groups both at home and abroad. Our consultancy can take the form of written assessments, ongoing monitoring and presentations to key client stakeholders. Alongside our team of regional experts, Control Risks has a dedicated team of Global Issues analysts monitoring developments in these areas on a daily basis.
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