Joseph Smith is responsible for providing analysis on international business issues, including geopolitics, transnational terrorism, direct action, sanctions and risks relating to climate change. He contributes to Control Risks’ online subscription services and bespoke client consultancy projects. He previously worked as Control Risks’ lead analyst on kidnapping and extortion throughout the Americas and provided analytical support to consultants deployed on active kidnap-for-ransom and extortion cases.
Recent tasks that Joseph has worked on include:
Prior to joining Control Risks, Joe worked in external relations for a Nicaraguan development charity. He also worked as a freelance analyst for Salamanca Group, producing reports on kidnapping and extortion in Latin America, and as a campaigns assistant and Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International. Joe has a BA in French and Spanish from the University of Oxford, and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.