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We are a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, we help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, we help you recover. 
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RiskMap 2020

RiskMap is the leading annual forecast of political and security risk, compiled by Control Risks experts worldwide. For 2020 we have identified the global Top 5 Risks for business and selected 20 countries and regions across the world that will shape businesses strategies in the coming year.

What new leadership means for Islamic State 

Islamic State (IS) confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and announced his successor on 31 October. President Donald Trump had announced that Baghdadi had been killed in a US special forces raid four days earlier.

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We aim to bring clarity to complex situations - wherever they are - informing the debate on the world’s most important issues.

Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019

Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019: Reforms and Resistance

With ambitious reform agendas, unfilled demand for goods and services, infrastructure gaps and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, Africa presents an abundance of opportunity and possibility for business. Download the fourth Africa Risk-Reward Index for a comparative snapshot of some of the continent’s largest and emerging markets.

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A persistent threat: trends in South Africa’s kidnap-for-ransom and extortion landscape

Kidnap and extortion have long been a feature of South Africa's challenging criminal environment. Some recent high-profile kidnap cases have pushed the issue up the corporate security agenda.

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Navigating the global sanctions landscape in 2020: Diverging paths, increasing risks

The must-have report for business with exposure to sanctions risk.

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