Conference calls

Clients interact with an expert panel in our real-time conference calls on issues of the day

Each month we hold "open" calls for clients and prospects on issues of global significance, supplementing our daily private calls with individual clients about the issues that really matter to them.

Political Risk: Best practice for companies

Key takeaways for our latest survey on how multinational companies are managing its impact 

The Global Economy: Top of the Cycle?

Concerns over trade, monetary policy and geopolitical risk threaten continuing global growth

May in the middle: A precarious place for the UK prime minister

Two ministerial resignations and a backbench revolt underline the deep divisions over Europe among the United Kingdom’s governing Conservatives that Theresa May is attempting to straddle as the clock ticks down on the UK’s March 2019 deadline for leaving the EU.

The Mexican election

After twelve years of campaigning, the controversial populist looks set finally to clinch the presidency, but what might his election mean for Mexico?

North Korea's new direction

What will be the impact of Pyongyang's new outreach to its old adversaries?

Middle East May elections

How will rising tensions between Riyadh and Tehran play out in upcoming Iraqi and Lebanese polls?


Can governments tame the new financial Wild West?

Italy's elections

What will the vote mean for euro-area stability?


If Washington pulls out of the nuclear deal, what does that mean for Tehran and the wider region?

Risks and Opportunities 2018

What does the New Year hold in prospect?

China’s New Era

What will Xi Jinping’s vision of China as the global leader mean for the rest of the world?

Saudis on a Sword Edge

Germany’s elections and the future of Europe

How will the new German government influence EU reform? 

What has happened to the United States?

Does the reality match the myth anymore?

The global economy: Mid-year update

The lull before the squall?

The Gulf: The next generation

Intense competition for Gulf Arab leadership

UK general election: May’s mandate

Setting a course for Brexit and beyond

France's next president: Emmanuel Macron

What next, now French voters have chosen a pro-European centrist over a populist nationalist?

Brazil’s corruption crisis

What next for an economy and political class undermined by systemic bribery?

Brexit: Triggering Article 50

The EU without the UK and the UK without the EU?

Trump's first month

Method in the madness?

Europe's year of elections

Pivotal polls in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

Six Risks, Six Opportunities 2017

Your guide to the challenges that will shape policy, strategy and operations in 2017

US Elections

What now for the new president-elect?

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Regional rivalry

Summer of Uncertainty

Referenda, Coups and Populist Politics

Britain and Brexit

Clear-cut decision; uncertain consequences

Britain decides

Britain decides

One Belt, One Road

One Belt, One Road

Russia and the West

Russia and the West


Britain beyond the referendum

Cheap oil

How long will it last and how deep will it bite?

Risks & opportunities 2016

Six sets of critical risks and opportunities for a volatile and complex 2016

ISG's next move

The past month has seen a sudden upsurge in terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State group (ISG) beyond its main area of operations in Iraq and Syria.

Post-Paris: Countering ISG

Islamic State group (ISG)'s claims of responsibility for the recent deadly attacks on Paris, Beirut and a Russian airliner over Sinai suggest that it may have metamorphosed into a global terrorist network.

Currency Wars

Not since the ECB was established in 1998 have the monetary policies of the world's two leading central banks headed in opposite directions.

Russia in the Middle East

Russia’s military intervention in Syria has changed the rules of the game, not just for the outcome of that country’s civil war, but also for the balance of power in the region.

Post-Deal Iran

After months of negotiation, Iran and world powers agreed a landmark deal on July 14 to end the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.

US and Asia: 'Pivot' in peril?

The landscape of the Asia-Pacific region is changing. On the ground, this is literal and littoral, as China constructs artificial islands to support its territorial claims on the South China Sea.

Saudi Arabia

In the few months since he came to power, King Salman has carried out radical changes to the kingdom’s leadership.

UK general election

The general election being held in the United Kingdom on May 7 looks set to be not only the tightest in a generation but also the most consequential - for Britain and the wider world.

Russia Post-Putin

The Ukraine crisis seems to have made the person and personality of the Russian president synonymous with that of his country; their interests and identity have become intertwined.

Can the EU survive?

After nearly five years of scrambling to solve the euro crisis, Europe is no better off – in fact, in some ways it is worse than ever.

A cyber insecure world?

The cost of poor cybersecurity has been splashed across newspapers in recent weeks