North Korea: Contingency Planning Among Brinksmanship

The escalating tension between the United States and North Korea demonstrates the need for strong contingency planning by corporate security professionals potentially in the line of fire between the two nations. The bellicose rhetoric and brinksmanship is on full tilt, with neither side willing to publicly blink or pull in its claws. That leaves those … More North Korea: Contingency Planning Among Brinksmanship

US Business and the Gulf’s Shunning of Qatar

Despite facing sanctions from several of its neighbors, Qatar is continuing business as usual, with only minor disruptions. The situation has heightened geopolitical tensions in an already anxious region, but has not significantly impacted businesses in either Qatar or the region. The tiny and extremely wealthy country has already taken action to counter the sanctions … More US Business and the Gulf’s Shunning of Qatar

International Political Risk Alert: Iraq, Russia and Venezuela

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2016 – While foreign policy landmines exist around the world, the most immediate risks for the new Trump administration are Iraq, Russia, and Venezuela. Military gains against ISIS in Iraq are good news, but the bad news is that the country remains fragmented and buffeted by outside forces. Stability in Iraq is a long … More International Political Risk Alert: Iraq, Russia and Venezuela

Countering Cyber-Espionage: Keep Your Information Safe

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, December 12, 2016 – It seems that everyone from the Chinese to the Russians to your competitor down the street is now involved in some form of cybercrime or economic espionage. Gaining a competitive advantage via computer access has become common practice, costing US businesses more than $445 billion a year, … More Countering Cyber-Espionage: Keep Your Information Safe

Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia’s Stock Market

WEST PALM BEACH, December 9, 2016 –  Foreign investors interested in capitalizing on the recent OPEC decision to cut oil production may want to wade into Saudi Arabia’s stock market, the Tadawul. The announcement of the deal, combined with mining and infrastructure contracts, has buoyed the spirits of Tadawul investors, even in the face of … More Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia’s Stock Market

Venezuela faces 1 September turning point

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2016 – Massive demonstrations scheduled for September 1 in Venezuela will test the military’s patience and could end the presidency of Nicolas Maduro. After months of economic crisis, Venezuela is now on the verge of both economic and political collapse, and opposition calls for a massive turnout against President Maduro next week … More Venezuela faces 1 September turning point

Reason Number 1 to Call CTC: Litigation

Intelligence is the difference between winning and losing a legal case. It is also the difference between simply obtaining a judgment and finding the assets to fulfill that judgment. While intelligence – the combination of targeted research and professional analysis of that research – is critical, it is often relegated to secondary status. For the … More Reason Number 1 to Call CTC: Litigation