The Infortal Blog

Tag: Geopolitical Risk

Impact of the Russian War on Turkey
Explore the impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on Turkey’s economy and trade in our latest blog. Learn how Turkey navigates political pressures from Europe and Russia, and its potential role as a mediator. Understand the effects on Black Sea trade and energy imports.
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Argentina – Political and Economic Overview
Explore Argentina’s political and economic landscape in our latest blog. Understand the challenges of public trust, corruption, and human rights issues, including protests, economic crises, and gender violence. Learn about the impact of these issues on the nation’s democracy and society.
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Italys Rightward Turn
Delve into the pragmatic approach of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni towards EU integration and support for Ukraine, following her historic rise to power as the first female Prime Minister amidst fears and concerns in Europe's mainstream. Gain insight into the roots of the Eurosceptic nationalist party and its impact on Italy's political landscape.
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Latin America Open for Business
Argentina, Chile, and Mexico offer robust opportunities for growth amidst global challenges, and why they stand out as top choices for expanding your business footprint in the region. Discover Latin America’s Open Business Landscape—where resilience meets opportunity.
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Managing Cybersecurity Threats in Latin America
Explore the prevalence of cyberattacks in Latin America, impacting businesses, governments, and individuals.
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Mexican Drug Cartels and the Avocado Industry
Understanding the impact of drug cartels on avocado supply chains and recommendations for US companies to mitigate risks and ensure ethical sourcing.
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Pre-Suez Canal Shipping Routes
The maritime shipping industry has been the backbone of global trade for centuries, with technological and infrastructural advancements steadily reducing costs and shipping times. However, geopolitical tensions and missile attacks from Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have forced modern shipping giants such as Maersk to take a step back in time, and adopt logistical strategies […]
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  The recent terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel have raised concerns globally about terrorist financing and money laundering. Given the subsequent conflict, regulators will undoubtedly look more closely at the financing of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the region, such as Hezbollah.  Hamas is a designated terrorist foreign terrorist organization by […]
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  Europe is once again experiencing intense, active military conflict on its doorstep. Accordingly, many European countries, motivated by Russia’s ongoing violent campaign to seize Ukraine, are now forced to re-examine their defense plans, capabilities, and, importantly, defense budgets.  For some EU countries, this is the first time they have had to seriously consider military […]
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China is Cropping Up on US Soil American lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have increasingly expressed concerns about  foreign investment in the US agriculture industry, including purchasing farmland. Although the  increasing criticism may seem like an overreaction because foreign investors own just 3.1  percent of all US farmland (as of 2021), significant strategic factors must be […]
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Albemarle corporation, agreed to a $2.8 million payment in penalties and disgorgement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations related to bribery in Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. According to the DOJ, Albemarle conspired to pay bribes to government officials in these countries […]
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As the conflict in Ukraine continues, Poland has played an increasingly important role in  mitigating tensions along NATO and the EU’s easternmost flank. Although Poland, Latvia,  Lithuania, and Estonia have jointly made-up Europe’s eastern front as NATO allies and members  of the EU for nearly 20 years, the strategic importance of their location has come […]
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