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Global Horizon

Asian Horizon: Saudi Arabia - Geoeconomic Challenges

In this program he examines Saudi Arabia´s geoeconomic challenges. How does Saudi Arabia´s lack of access to oceans impact its geoeconomic environment? Does Saudi Arabia have an international infrastructure strategy? Where could Saudi Arabia develop overland trade routes to drive its Vision 2030 targets? These and other questions will be explored in this program.

Monday, June 28, 2021

African Horizon: SADC to Deploy Standby Force in Cabo Delgado

In this program he examines SADC´s decision to establish a standby force in Cabo Delgado to quell the terrorist movement which attacked villages and cities there since October 2017. SADC did not decide the size and timeline of the operation. However, SADC will most likely send a force with 1000 - 5000 troops and the operation may last for years. Mozambique´s government must form a larger and broader economic, political and societal strategy to develop Cabo Delgado and northern Mozambique. Because a military operation alone will not change the situation in Cabo Delgado where high poverty levels pose a major challenge in daily life.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Oil Price, Geopolitical Shocks and Cyber Attacks

In this program he examines the increasing oil price and the factors that could impact the oil price going forward. The energy transition lowers investments in oil and gas which drives the oil price up. Combined with potential geopolitical shocks and cyber attacks we likely see increased volatility in energy markets going forward.

The recent Colonial pipeline cyber attack on the East Coast in the US also showed the vulnerability in US energy infrastructure, particularly on the East Coast. Higher oil prices combined with carbon management programs and higher taxes drive gas prices up which may also increase political risks in a range of countries. We may see the oil price reach 100 USD this year or next year. The oil price could also drop, therefore volatility should be expected going forward.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Asian Horizon: Ebrahim Raisi - New President in Iran: Policies and Strategic Thinking

In this program he examines Ebrahim Raisi´s likely policies and strategic thinking as he won the presidential election in Iran this weekend. What will be his major policies and in which direction will he lead Iran? What will happen with the JCPOA talks in Geneva? How will Ebrahim Raisi position Iran strategically? How will Iran´s regional policies evolve under President Raisi?

Monday, June 21, 2021

African Horizon: Ivory Coast - Political Situation and Risk Dynamics

In this program he examines the return of Laurent Gbagbo to the Ivory Coast in West Africa after his acquittal by the ICC. Gbagbo´s return provides an opportunity for national reconciliation, but may also trigger further protests, violence and potentially a new civil war. Therefore, the Ivory Coast is at a critical point now.

National reconciliation is only possible if Gbagbo and current president Alassane Ouattara meet and form a national reconciliation process through dialogue. Conversely, if Gbagbo and Ouattara do not form a national dialogue of reconciliation, then current tensions may cement and create an uncontrollable risk spiral.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Russia-US Relations -- Strategic Forecast

In this program he examines Russia-US relations as President Putin and President Biden meet in Geneva today. Currently, Russia-US relations remain at a low point. This most likely continues. President Biden and his administration underestimates Russia. Russia diversified its economy towards China, other Asian countries, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and therefore, relies less on the US. President Biden´s continued threats against Russia only strengthens Russia´s resolve to shift its focus away from the US.

In addition, even if President Biden presents his administration´s red lines towards Russia as he stated he would in their meeting in Geneva today, there is little the US can do. If the US imposes more sanctions against Russia, then Russia reciprocates and the strategic shift towards China deepens.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Asian Horizon: G7 and China - Infrastructure

In this program he reflects on the G7 Summit´s agreement to develop infrastructure around the world - he assesses if we will see the G7 countries developing infrastructure on a global scale as China does with its One Belt One Road strategy. He argues that we are probably not going to see the G7 countries collectively develop a global infrastructure strategy such as China has with its OBOR strategy. However, rather we may see G7 countries and companies from G7 countries independently develop infrastructure around the world.

To develop infrastructure on a global scale such as China does requires advanced industrial and manufacturing capacity on a large scale, balanced relations with many countries, and a geopolitical balancing act.

Monday, June 14, 2021

African Horizon: North Africa Economic Corridor

In this program he shares some reflections on what he thinks should become a North Africa Economic Corridor stretching from Egypt across Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and to Morocco. The governments in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco should develop a strategic economic corridor in collaboration with international financial partners, energy companies, industrial companies and infrastructure companies.

A North Africa Economic Corridor could include a high-speed railway, highway, pipelines, special economic zones, logistics clusters, energy projects and smart sustainable cities. This North Africa Economic Corridor could also be connected by economic corridor extensions southwards to eastern, central and western Africa. This economic corridor would transform North Africa into an economic growth region.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: A Fateful Error in NATO´s Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

In this program he shares some reflections on a fateful error in NATO´s exit strategy in Afghanistan. Now that NATO pulls out and ends its 20 year military mission in Afghanistan we need to ask some important questions: What has NATO achieved in Afghanistan? Has NATO been able to build strategic relevance, strategic presence and a strategic foundation to be a part of Afghanistan´s future and economic future? The answer is NATO has not been able to achieve that.

What could NATO have done differently with its exit strategy to build strategic relevance, strategic presence and a strategic foundation to be a part of Afghanistan´s future? NATO should have developed a strategic infrastructure master plan with financial, industrial and infrastructure partners to develop energy projects, railways, highways, special economic zones, and logistics clusters across Afghanistan. That would have given NATO strategic relevance, strategic presence and a strategic foundation in Afghanistan´s future and economic future.

On May 19, Russian Railways Chief Oleg Belozerov signed an agreement to design a railway that will stretch from Uzbekistan across Afghanistan to Pakistan. That shows Russia´s ability to maintain strategic relevance in Afghanistan and the region.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Asian Horizon: China-US Relations

In this program he shares his perspectives on current dynamics in China-US relations. He also provides a strategic forecast. He examines the economic, strategic and security spheres in this vital bilateral relationship. He opens by asking a fundamental question: Does the US have the relevant strategic architecture and strategic tools to compete with China in the economic sphere? He also examines if there will be a war between China and the US, and he concludes by providing a strategic forecast.

Monday, June 7, 2021

African Horizon: Egypt - Infrastructure Projects and Strategic Thinking

In this program he reflects on new infrastructure projects in Egypt. In recent years Egypt built a second Suez Canal; started building a New Administrative Capital & a high speed railway which will stretch 1000 kms from El Alamein via the New Administrative Capital to Al Sokhna by the Suez Canal; a new Suez Canal Economic Zone with foreign investments; and a new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Arne Elias Corneliussen suggests Egypt should initiate an economic corridor through Sudan & South Sudan to East Africa to drive economic growth in southern & central Egypt; and to develop north Egypt & North Africa - he proposes that Egypt advocates for a North African Economic Corridor from Egypt to Morocco. In conclusion he suggests an economic corridor from Egypt to the Middle East by building a bridge from Sinai via the Tiran Island to Saudi Arabia.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: How to Avoid Corruption

In this program he shares a few key thoughts on how to avoid corruption. This program is relevant for companies, financial firms, investors and other business entities planning to invest or conduct business around the world. Companies need to build a robust and resilient culture with integrity on all levels with zero tolerance against corruption.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Asian Horizon: China-Russia Relations

In this program he examines current China-Russia relations and he provides a strategic forecast. This week Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission in China, Yang Yiechi, meets with Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Council, in Moscow. They discuss strategic relations between China and Russia and relations with the US in preparation of the Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva on June 16. China-Russia relations experience its highest levels in history now and cover a range of fields including political, economic, energy, infrastructure, industrial, military and strategic cooperation.

Monday, May 31, 2021

African Horizon: Real Estate Opportunities in Africa

In this program he shares some thoughts on real estate opportunities across Africa. First consider the region, country or countries you want to invest in whether it is north, central, east, west or southern Africa. Now is a buyer´s market and if you represent an asset management, investment or private equity firm do careful examination of laws, regulations and tax laws and if you look for a local partner then find someone who is humble with a strong financial, real estate and industrial track record who knows the local area well and understands the environment. In the event you represent a commercial real estate company or investor and if you consider entering the shopping mall market or other commercial real estate opportunities then carefully examine the urban environments or cities you want to invest in, and ensure that you understand the flow of the cities, how the markets function, the future growth trajectory, and perhaps learn from others who invested before you. If you are a private person or a family considering buying a vacation home or an apartment there are also many opportunities – then you may contact real estate agencies. There are many emerging growth regions now across Africa which experience major investments, therefore a range of opportunities emerge.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Colombia - Risk Assessment

In this program he examines the political situation in Colombia in South America. In late April a protest movement emerged against a tax reform, which was dropped by President Duque and his government. However, the protests did not calm down and changed into a movement against social injustice, police violence and extreme poverty. Road blockades prevent exports and transportation of goods, and the political situation remains tense. On Monday this week the National Strike Committee and the government reached a pre-agreement, a first step towards negotiations. However, going forward the government needs to show an ability to implement policies and reforms that drive real change to calm the situation.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Asian Horizon: EU - China Relations

In this program he examines the recent decision by the EU to not ratify the Comprehensive Agreement of Investment (CAI) with China. This will not impact trade and economic relations. We likely see trade increase between the EU and China in the coming years. Currently we also see increased infrastructure connections and economic trade corridors emerging between China and the EU. However, this decision reflects the current environment in relations between the EU and China, and this is not healthy and conducive for good relations in the long term. Brussels should rethink and increase dialogue with China to improve understanding and manage relations with China in a balanced manner.

Monday, May 24, 2021

African Horizon: Infrastructure and Logistics in Kenya, Uganda, DRC and South Sudan

In this program he examines infrastructure developments across Kenya, Uganda and into DRC and South Sudan. Recently Kenya and Uganda reached an agreement to extend the railway from Malaba along the Kenya - Uganda border to Kampala in Uganda. Today the railway extends from Mombasa along the Kenyan coastline to Nairobi and onwards to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) and from there they will build a link railway to the existing railway station in Longonot. Currently they are upgrading the 460 km old railway from Longonot to Malaba by the border with Uganda. From Tororo along the Malaba - Kampala railcorridor - Uganda with partners will build a railway to Gulu in northern Uganda where there is a logistics hub. From Gulu they could also build an additional railway corridor into South Sudan in the future to reach Juba. Uganda also plans to build a railway from Kampala onwards to Kasese near the border with DRC. There are also concrete plans to build roads from Uganda into DRC. That connect with the railway corridor built from Kenya. This enables logistics to be transported from Mombasa in Kenya through Uganda and into DRC. These infrastructure plans will take approximately 5 years to complete and will drive economic growth in the future.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: War between Israel and Hamas - Strategic Assessment

In this program he provides a strategic assessment of the war between Israel and Hamas. He reflects on various questions and examines what needs to happen for peace and stability to develop in the region in the long-term. Why is Hamas shooting rockets at Israel? How long will this war continue? What are the implications of this war? Unless Israel and the Palestinians are able to reach a two-state solution with Jerusalem as the capital for both countries, this situation with recurring wars between Israel and Hamas will only continue. That only creates permanent conflict for Israel and the Palestinians. Therefore, the only way to create long-term peace and stability is for the Israeli government and Hamas to cease hostilities immediately, and for the Israeli government and the Palestinians to start final status negotiations toward a two-state solution as quickly as possible. Consequently, when Israel recognizes a Palestinian state and a Palestinian state recognizes Israel we will see a new future in the region.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Asian Horizon: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

In this program he examines the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is major economic corridor providing infrastructure connections with a highway from Kashgar in Xinjang in western China across Pakistan to Gwadar along Pakistan´s southern coastline. CPEC includes agricultural, industrial and energy and railroad projects, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), logistics clusters, and educational programs. Pakistan also improves infrastructure connections with Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries into CPEC. This regional strategy transforms CPEC into an infrastructure corridor also for Iran, Afghanistan & Central Asian countries.

Monday, May 17, 2021

African Horizon: Ports, Logistics and Supply Chain Corridors in Southern Africa

In this program he examines various ports, logistics operations and supply chain corridors in Southern Africa - particularly in Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia. What considerations should you make when planning your logistics operations? How is the security situation from the port to your logistics destination? Do you have alternative ports and supply chain corridors in mind? What should you consider when selecting your logistics partner? These are some of the questions he reflects on in this program.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Leadership - Part 3: Operational Level

In this program he presents part 3 of a three-part series focusing on leadership. In this video he focuses on the operational level and specifically the country manager´s role when operating on the ground across Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. He shares his insights on what you should look for when you recruit a country manager, and what it is important for a country manager to understand and focus on. This program is useful for global companies or corporations operating around the world, or companies planning to start international operations in one or several countries.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Asian Horizon: India - Strategic Forecast

In this program he examines the current situation and provides a strategic forecast for India. Prime Minister Modi came to power in 2014, but India failed to take major steps since then. Strategically, India did not implement policies and reforms to create strong economic development. Regionally, India´s conflictual relations with its neighbors prevent India from building strategic economic infrastructure corridors to the Middle East, Central Asia, Northeast Asia & Southeast Asia. India needs a strategic rethink to recalibrate its regional policies and strategic economic development. In the event that BJP wins the general election in May 2024, which may happen, we likely see more of current policies cementing status quo until 2030.

Monday, May 10, 2021

African Horizon: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan Opens New Era

In this program he shares his reflections on recent developments in Tanzania and East Africa after Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn into office on March 19. She already signed deals with Uganda and Kenya after only seven weeks in office. He examines the recent energy and infrastructure deals she signed with President Museveni in Uganda and President Kenyatta in Kenya this week. He also examines the need to build a security buffer zone along Tanzania´s border with Mozambique as Tanzania and partners probably start development on a new LNG facility near Lindi in southern Tanzania next year.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Leadership Series - Part 2: Executive Level

In this program he presents part 2 of a three-part series focusing on leadership. In this video he focuses on the exeutive level. He provides one key recommendation: Companies should have a Chief Geopolitical Officer (CGO) in the executive leadership group. A CGO should have a range of functions, and he explains a few key functions. This video is useful to those companies which seek to strengthen their geopolitical competence and capacity on the executive leadership level. With a CGO, companies increase their ability to coordinate, communicate and facilitate increased geopolitical understanding and insights on different levels inside and outside the organization.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Asian Horizon: Saudi - Iranian Relations

In this program he examines the potential for improvement in Saudi - Iranian relations. On Tuesday last week Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia came with a conciliatory tone towards Iran. Will Iran and Saudi Arabia see improved relations? What are the implications of a Saudi - Iranian rapprochement?

Monday, May 3, 2021

African Horizon: West to East Africa Economic Corridor

In this program he shares his reflections on the need to develop an economic corridor from West Africa to East Africa. This corridor could be developed from Senegal and Guinea in West Africa across Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and then connect into emerging economic corridors in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania to the East African coastline. He recommends that African governments enter into discussions with international financial institutions, construction companies, railway companies and companies with considerable experience in developing large infrastructure corridors in Africa. In addition he recommends that such a West to East Africa economic corridor also should include special economic zones and logistics clusters with manufacturing zones.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Leadership Series - Part 1: Board Level

In this program he presents part 1 of a three-part series focusing on leadership. In this first video he focuses on the board level. He recommends that global companies and internationally focused companies should have a board member with knowledge, experience and an understanding for geopolitical affairs, dynamics and risks. This is relevant and useful when board of directors follow up existing business operations, and when they plan new international business expansion before making their Final Investment Decision (FID).

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Asian Horizon: Boao Forum and Chinese Strategic Thinking

In this program he examines the main themes in President Xi´s keynote address at the Boao Forum last week. He also examines central elements in Chinese strategic thinking going forward.

Monday, April 26, 2021

African Horizon: Kenya - Lamu Port - Infrastructure and Economic Growth

In this program he examines the opening of Lamu Port in northeastern in Kenya in June this year. Lamu Port is part of a wider economic corridor - Lamu Port - South Sudan - Ethiopia - Transport (LAPSSET) which connects Lamu Port with newly built roads across northern Kenya to South Sudan and Ethiopia. Road development continues in some parts of the corridor. There are also plans to build a pipeline and railway corridor. This opens up an important network of transportation and economic corridors in northern Kenya which connects into South Sudan and Ethiopia, driving economic growth in the future. This initiative is particularly important because northern Kenya lacks infrastructure, and thus this new LAPSSET Corridor provides new infrastructure and economic development in this region.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Part 3: US Strategy - Rethinking North Korea

In this program he presents part 3 of a three-part series focusing on US Strategy. He examines and explains how consecutive US administrations continued a US strategy towards North Korea with sanctions and pressure. However this did not lead to its main intended result - namely that the North Korean government should relinquish its nuclear program. Rather this US strategy had a counterproductive result, which led to North Korea only increasing and advancing its nuclear, ballistic and military buildup. Therefore, he suggests that the Biden administration should rethink US strategy towards North Korea.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Asian Horizon: Turkey - Strategic Landscape and Industrial Power

In this program he examines Turkey´s economy, infrastructure connections, industrial capacity and wider strategic landscape. He also provides a forecast for Turkey´s next presidential election in June 2023.

Monday, April 19, 2021

African Horizon: Nigeria - Risk Landscape and Infrastructure Plans

In this program he examines key railway projects under development in Nigeria connecting Lagos with the southern coastline to Calabar in southeastern Nigeria. In addition there is a railway project to connect Lagos to Kano in northern Nigeria, and another railway project planned from Kano to Maradi in southern Niger. There are also railway plans to connect Lagos with Apapa Port and Tin Can Island Port - the two largest ports in Lagos. These railway projects connect Niger and the northern regions in Nigeria to Lagos and onwards to Apapa Port and Tin Can Island Port enabling shipping and logistics connections.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Part 2: US Strategy - Sanctions and Strategic Thinking

In this program he presents part 2 of a three-part series focusing on US Strategy. He examines US sanctions and strategic thinking. He explains how US sanctions lead countries to shift their focus toward China and other countries, and how this is counterproductive to US national interests. He argues that the US should change its strategic thinking and engage with countries such as Iran, China and Russia rather than use sanctions. When challenges arise in bilateral relations, the US may realize that it accomplishes more when relations are functional and working as the US may then engage, instead of when using sanctions. The recent strategic agreement signed by China and Iran is an example in point. Iran shifts focus towards China after experiencing US sanctions for years.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Asian Horizon: India - Geopolitical Space and Trade Forecast

In this program he examines India´s geopolitical space and provides a strategic trade forecast. He explains how India´s domestic political environment and conflictual relations with its neighbors hamper India´s ability to build and develop important economic trade corridors through Pakistan, China and Bangladesh - to the Middle East, across the Eurasian continent, and Southeast Asia.

Monday, April 12, 2021

African Horizon: Risk Assessment - The Nile River Dam Crisis

African Horizon​​​​ is a weekly NRCI original series released every Friday. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Africa. In this program he provides a risk assessment of the key dynamics in the Nile river dam crisis. He explains how the geography of the Nile River and the demographics of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia influence the current Nile river dam crisis in northeast Africa.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Part 1 - US Strategy, The American Jobs Plan & Central America

In this program he presents part 1 of a three-part series focusing on US Strategy. He examines US strategy and The American Jobs Plan, which he argues should have an international component focusing on infrastructure investments in Central America to make it into an economic growth region. He contends that US international infrastructure investments should also focus on South America and globally.

Consequentially, he argues that by combining infrastructure investments in the US and internationally that would make The American Jobs Plan a historic US strategy to drive infrastructure and economic development both in the US and internationally.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Asian Horizon: Part II China - Iran Economic Corridor - Geopolitical Implications

Asian Horizon​ is an NRCI original series focusing on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Asia. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen shares his perspectives and reflections. In this program he presents part II of the China - Iran Economic Corridor and he examines and explains the geopolitical implications of the historic strategic agreement reached by China​ and Iran​.

Monday, April 5, 2021

African Horizon: Mozambique - Cabo Delgado & Regional Analysis

African Horizon​​​​ is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Africa. In this program he examines the deteriorating situation in Cabo Delgado​ in northern Mozambique​ with last week´s attack in Palma. He also examines the wider regional implications and forecasts what needs to happen going forward.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Understanding Russia´s Economic Potential

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series released every Wednesday. NRCI´s founder and chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines Russia´s economic potential by analysing Russia´s geography, infrastructure planning, energy resources, pipeline network, mineral resources and industrial base.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Asian Horizon: China-Iran Economic Corridor

In this program he provides a strategic forecast of the China-Iran Economic Corridor (CIEC). Mr. Corneliussen was the first person to present the term: China-Iran Economic Corridor (CIEC). He argues that CIEC emerges out of the 25-year strategic agreement signed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Iran´s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Saturday March 27. In this video he examines and explains what he considers the most likely contents of the 25-year strategic agreement and he presents the three most likely geographic corridors connecting China and Iran into the China-Iran Economic Corridor (CIEC).

Monday, March 29, 2021

African Horizon: Suez Canal Blocked

African Horizon​​​ is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Africa. In this program he examines implications of the blocked Suez Canal​, after the megaship Ever Given drifted and got stuck on Tuesday this week​.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: EU-China Relations

Geopolitical Horizon​ is an NRCI original video series released every Wednesday. Geopolitical Horizon releases new videos every Wednesday before 7.30AM CET. NRCI´s founder and chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines EU - China relations after the EU​ imposed sanctions on China on Monday this week, and China​ reciprocated.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Asian Horizon: Infrastructure Plans in Central and South Asia

Asian Horizon is an NRCI original series focusing on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Asia. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen shares his perspectives and reflections. In this program he examines infrastructure plans in Central and South Asia.

Monday, March 22, 2021

African Horizon: Political Developments in Libya

African Horizon is an NRCI original video series released every Friday. NRCI´s founder and chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical risks, business opportunities, financial and security dynamics in Africa. In this program he examines political developments in Libya.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Peace Summits in Moscow and Istanbul on Afghanistan

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series released every Wednesday. Geopolitical Horizon releases videos every Wednesday. NRCI´s founder and chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the peace summit in Moscow tomorrow and the peace conference in Istanbul in April - both focused on Afghanistan.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Asian Horizon, Quad Summit; US Diplomatic Activity in Asia and US - China High Level Meeting in Alaska

Asian Horizon​​​ is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in the Asian region every Monday. In this program he examines the Quad Summit​ on Friday; US high level meetings in Japan​, South​ Korea and India​ this week; and the high level meeting between the US​ and China​ in Anchorage in Alaska on Thursday this week.

Monday, March 15, 2021

African Horizon: Energy and Infrastructure Projects in Tanzania

African Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series released every Friday. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical and economic trends, dynamics, risks and opportunities in Africa. In this program he examines energy and infrastructure projects in Tanzania, and their regional connections in East Africa.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Political Tensions Resurface in Northern Ireland

Geopolitical Horizon​ is an NRCI​ original weekly video series released every Wednesday. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the political tensions in Northern Ireland, which resurfaced as the Loyalist Communities Council withdrew its support for the Good Friday Agreement, signed in 1998 to end the conflict in Northern Ireland​.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Asian Horizon: Changing Dynamics in Indian Politics

Asian Horizon​ is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in the Asian region. In this program he examines the changing dynamics in Indian politics. For more information about NRCI, please visit our website www.nrci.no

Monday, March 8, 2021

African Horizon: Chinese Infrastructure Investments in Africa

African Horizon​​ is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in Africa. In this premiere program he shares some of his experiences from travelling overland by public bus across 28 countries in western, southern and eastern Africa and based on those experiences he provides his perspectives on the importance of Chinese​ infrastructure​ investments​ in Africa​.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Implications of the US Military Strike against Shia-Militias in Syria

GeopoliticalHorizon is an NRCI original weekly video series released every Wednesday. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines implications of the #US military strike against Shia-militias in #Syria last week. He also examines the continued attacks against US military forces in #Iraq and how this is linked to the killing of IRGC General Qasem Soleimani.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Asian Horizon: One Belt One Road

Asian Horizon​ is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical, economic, financial and security developments in the Asian region. In this first program he examines the One Belt One Road strategy.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Russian - EU Relations

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s Founder Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the worsening relationship between Russia and the EU.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Changing US - Saudi Relations

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s Founder Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines changing US - Saudi relations. For information about NRCI, please visit our website www.nrci.no

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Dynamics and Risks in US - Iran Relations

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines dynamics and risks in US - Iran relations.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Coup in Myanmar and Protests in Russia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the coup in Myanmar and protests in Russia.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Protests in Tunisia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines recent protests in Tunisia.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Forecasting of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines and forecasts future developments of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Coup attempt in the United States

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the coup attempt in the United States on January 6.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: GCC Summit

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the final settlement reached at the GCC Summit in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Geopolitical Horizon: Turkey and Mozambique

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s Founder and Chairman Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the US sanctions on Turkey and developments in Mozambique.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: Locust Outbreak in East Africa and South Asia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the locust outbreak in East Africa and South Asia.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: Geopolitical Implications of Brexit

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the geopolitical impplications of Britain´s exit from the EU today.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: Strategic Warning - Coronavirus

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the impact of the coronavirus and what companies can do to mitigate this evolving and complex medical risk.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: Oman and Libya

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the situation in Oman and Libya.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: The Middle East

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the situation in the Middle East, after the US attack that killed Qasem Soleimani and Iran attacked US military bases inside Iraq.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Geopolitical Horizon: India

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the recent protests across India and the economic, regional and geopolitical consequences of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: US - China trade dynamics

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines US-China trade dynamics. Geopolitical Horizon: US-China trade dynamics - December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Sahel region and West Africa

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the serious and dire situation in the Sahel-region and potential terrorism threat to surrounding countries in West Africa. In addition he calls for an international and holistic response to the situation in the Sahel-region and he argues that if the international community does not respond the situation may become a global threat.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Colombia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the demonstrations and political unrest which broke out across Colombia yesterday, which follows similar protest trajectories in Peru, Equador, Chile and Bolivia.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Brexit

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program filmed in London he examines Brexit and consequences of the two scenarios: Britain decides to leave or stay in the European Union.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: RCEP and India

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program filmed in London he examines the geopolitical and trade implications of India´s decision not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Uzbekistan

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the strategic location and reform process in Uzbekistan.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Chile

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines drivers behind the recent protests in Chile.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Norwegian Risk Forum

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he presents and welcomes speakers and participants to NRCI´s 10th annual international geopolitical conference - Norwegian Risk Forum 2019 - which NRCI hosts tomorrow on October 17 at the Grand Hotel in Oslo.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Equador

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines recent protests and its impact on Equador´s political situation and oil production.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Indonesia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly videos series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers recent protests in Jakarta and Western Papua in Indonesia.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: UN General Assembly Meeting and Greta Thunberg

Geopolitical Horizon is NRCI´s original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers the annual UN General Assembly Meeting and Greta Thunberg´s iconic call for action on climate change to state leaders and how she inspires children and young people around the world to form a global voice for climate change.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Saudi Arabia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers developments in Saudi Arabia after the unprecedented attacks against the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Russia

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers developments in Russia with the production of a new LNG facility in northern Arctic Russia and the Meridian Highway extending from western Kazakhstan to Belarus across Russia´s Eurasian landmass portraying Russia´s geostrategic thinking.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: South Africa

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the worsening relationship between Japan and South Korea.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Japan and South Korea

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he examines the worsening relationship between Japan and South Korea.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Ethiopia - August 21, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers developments in Ethiopia.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Argentina and Mozambique

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original weekly video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this program he covers developments in Argentina and Mozambique.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Geopolitical Horizon: Persian Gulf, Hong Kong & Kashmir

Geopolitical Horizon is an NRCI original video series. NRCI´s founder and CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen presents his perspectives on geopolitical issues around the world. In this first program he covers developments in the Persian Gulf, Hong Kong and Kashmir.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019