Glen Ransom

Senior Analyst

Dubai

Glen Ransom is a Senior Analyst that leads Control Risks’ analysis of political, operational and security environments in Iraq, Oman and Bahrain. He writes daily analysis for our online information service, CORE. He also oversees our Iraq Weekly report and works closely with our analysis teams in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. Glen leads on consulting engagements on Iraq, Bahrain and Oman. These include market-entry assessments and analysis of security, corruption, non-payment, brand protection and market-exit risks. 

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  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting


Glen Ransom is a Senior Analyst that leads Control Risks’ analysis of political, operational and security environments in Iraq, Oman and Bahrain. He writes daily analysis for our online information service, CORE. He also oversees our Iraq Weekly report and works closely with our analysis teams in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. Glen leads on consulting engagements on Iraq, Bahrain and Oman. These include market-entry assessments and analysis of security, corruption, non-payment, brand protection and market-exit risks. 


Recent projects include:
  • An analysis of the corruption, non-payment risk and political stability risks to a multinational engineering firm considering bidding for an Iraqi government contract.
  • An assessment of armed groups and individuals In Iraq that were subject to international sanctions and which had the potential to control territory near an international company’s operations and its supply chain. 
  • A conflict sensitivity and security threat assessment for an international infrastructure firm operating in Iraq conducted in accordance with International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards. 
  • An assessment mapping local communities in Iraq for an oil and gas company, including relevant tribes and security stakeholders located near their assets.
    Worst-case scenario analysis for Oman, including assessments of regional instability and the succession process for a financial services company


Glen graduated from George Washington University in Washington DC with a master’s in Middle East studies, having previously attained a degree in economics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During his graduate studies he worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s US Liaison Office and the Institute for Middle East Studies, both in Washington DC. He was awarded the US Department of State’s highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan and Morocco.

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