Graham Griffiths

Senior Analyst

Dubai

Graham Griffiths is a Dubai-based Senior Analyst with Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team. Graham leads the firm’s analysis on Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Kuwait and writes daily analysis of political, operational and security risks for its online information platform, CORE. He also contributes to consulting projects for clients with specific interests in a range of sectors across the region. 

  • MENA
  • Political & Economic Analysis & Forecasting
  • Scenario Analysis and Strategy Consulting
  • Political Risk Governance Programmes


Graham Griffiths is a Dubai-based Senior Analyst with Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team. Graham leads the firm’s analysis on Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Kuwait and writes daily analysis of political, operational and security risks for its online information platform, CORE. He also contributes to consulting projects for clients with specific interests in a range of sectors across the region. 


Recent examples of Graham’s work include the following:
  • Analysing the impact on our client’s proposed investment in Egypt from the relationship between two key states in the wider region. This formed part of a report that examined political, operational and security risks to the investment, and which was presented to key decision-makers in the company.
  • An assessment of Saudi Arabia’s labour market for a manufacturer. The report examined changes to the kingdom’s labour law and the requirement for companies to recruit and train greater numbers of Saudi workers. The analysis also considered the likely impact of Saudi Vision 2030, the kingdom’s long-term plan to diversify its economy away from oil, on the client’s operations.
  • Political and security analysis for an expert-witness statement in support of an energy company involved in a force majeure dispute with a subcontractor in Yemen. The report also assessed the connection between national-level political developments and security issues at the local level. 

Before joining Control Risks, Graham worked as an analyst for social media analytics company BehaviorMatrix, where he assisted in constructing a tool for analysing the emotional content of Arabic social media.

Graham graduated with distinction from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington DC with a master’s degree in Arab studies and summa cum laude from the University of Washington with degrees in economics and philosophy. He is a fluent Arabic speaker and is proficient in Turkish.

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