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Jun 07 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Public Access

WTW-Oxford Analytica Political Risk Survey: Spotlight on Russia’s role in Africa

Wednesday, June 7
3pm – 4pm UK | 10am – 11am ET

The sixth annual edition of the WTW-Oxford Analytica survey asked global companies how political risks are impacting their business. Recurring themes included the consequences of decoupling between the West and China, the political focus on inequality, and populist politics. Along with the new and substantial impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war, panelists cited Russia as an emerging strategic and operational threat/competitor in Africa.

Russia is playing an increasingly visible role in Africa, which it views as an arena for proxy conflict with its geopolitical rivals. Beyond security matters, its strategy exploits existing political and economic faultlines, with varying degrees of cooperation from national leaders. July’s Russia-Africa Summit offers an opportunity for Moscow to consolidate and expand its relationships and will shed light on its policy priorities in the region.

Join Oxford Analytica’s webinar on June 7 to discuss key questions, including:
How are global businesses managing today’s political risks?
What operational, reputational and regulatory risks does Russia’s involvement in Africa pose for international actors?
To what extent could such risks increase in the months ahead?

A discussion between:
Olivia Hamill, Deputy Director of Advisory and Head of Oxford Analytica Europe, Oxford Analytica
Richard Robinson, Senior Associate, Oxford Analytica

Chair: Simon Coote, Head of Risk Analytics and Deputy Director of Advisory, Oxford Analytica

Who should attend?

This is a public webinar open to those navigating complex markets and assessing risk in the year ahead and those who are in foreign and defence ministries, intelligence agencies, as well as senior executives and those involved in government affairs, legal services and finance, public policy.

Background briefing

Each session is supported by a background briefing curated by our team of expert analysts who produce our flagship publication, the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. These in-depth briefings are circulated to attendees in advance of each call and are available as written articles published in the Daily Brief.