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.

  • Zimbabwe: Proposed public-sector cuts point to senior cabinet support for economic reform
  • Direct Action: US Arctic drilling protest highlights targeting of support vessels
  • Saudi Arabia: Accord with Egypt reflects kingdom’s concerns over Iranian influence as Yemeni Shia group conducts clashes on border
  • Burundi: Security situation likely to deteriorate further following killing of prominent general
  • Italy: VAT fraud investigation underlines array of organised crime activities, continuing anti-corruption efforts
  • South Africa: Opposition leader’s fraud trial unlikely to reduce populist challenge facing ruling party
  • Finland: Far-right riots, arrests highlight limited risk of incidental damage; extremist movement remains weak
  • Turkey: Attacks on railway lines indicate shift in militant tactics to target transport infrastructure
  • Kenya: Progress of efforts to combat corruption to remain slow despite agreement with US government
  • Iraq: Terrorism risk in KR remains MEDIUM despite US consulate warning in Erbil
  • Malaysia: Prime minister’s removal remains likely as political crisis deepens
  • Venezuela: Non-payment risk to continue rising despite commencement of production at country’s biggest gas field
  • Venezuela: Supermarket lootings highlight increased likelihood of social unrest in pre-election season
  • Brazil: Security concerns to persist despite drop in crime rates in São Paulo state
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE): Referral of alleged militants to federal court not indicative of heightened terrorism threat
  • Malaysia: Government crackdown on dissent likely to drive protests, continued political instability

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