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China and the World

February 20, 2022
The five-yearly 20th Communist Party Congress (CPC) will be held in the autumn of 2022 and looks set to appoint Xi Jinping to a third term as national leader, following constitutional changes in recent years to permit such an appointment.

Download our Strategic Intelligence Estimate

February 20, 2022
You can now download the entire 76 page Strategic Intelligence Estimate for 2022 at this link. The report covers big picture strategic issues of importance to our clients across the […]

The Future of Data

January 24, 2022
The pandemic accelerated humanity’s deep dive into online life with work, medical appointments, and even happy hour gatherings – moving the world more firmly into a virtual space that allowed for shared connectedness while attempting to keep people healthy.

Corporations and Climate

January 20, 2022
The Sputtering Environmental Recovery Companies and governments will increase efforts to address environmental problems this year, but deeply complex challenges and major electoral contests in 2022 will limit success. Efforts […]

2022: The View from Washington DC

January 16, 2022
A White House Correspondent Looks at the Year Ahead… Some progress in Congress is possible while the President’s slim majority exists, but legislative and regulatory inertia brought on by a sharply divided Democratic and […]

Introduction to the 2022 Strategic Intelligence Estimate

January 13, 2022
A note from ERI Executive Leadership Looking Forward after Another Year of Uncertainty Every September, since we began putting together a Strategic Intelligence Estimate (SIE) ahead of the new year, […]

Seabed Mining: Will the Drive for EV Battery Materials Wreck the Ocean Environment?

January 12, 2022
As the International Seabed Authority (ISA) struggles to regulate seabed mining under a 2023 deadline, corporations and nations are squaring off over the environmental and economic stakes amid rising demand for the metals needed for electric vehicle (EV) batteries and renewable energy technologies.   Why […]

Disrupting the Friendly Skies

October 11, 2021
United States/ Global: Airline CEOs met in Boston starting on Sunday, October 3 to discuss the future of the industry amid existential problems including flagging business travel and the industry’s […]

Looking at COVID-19’s Declining Mortality Rate

June 25, 2020
June 26, 2020 – This week’s Situation Room dashboard takes a look at the mortality rate of COVID-19 and examines an apparent decline in the numbers. While there is some volatility […]

Seven Deadly Sins of Private Sector Intelligence

June 24, 2020
The craft of intelligence is part art and part science. As the world grows smaller, through technology and the ability to virtually reach across the globe in seconds, our ethics, tradecraft and tools risk becoming more […]

ERI Staff Blog: Coronavirus and Supply Chain Consolidation Risk

June 20, 2020
What do US meatpacking and global fashion have in common which drove their upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic? Consolidation in both industries created an underlying fragility where a crisis could affect choke points and quickly reverberate through the entire value chain.

Dashboard of the Week: Energy Market Trends and The Push for Renewables

June 15, 2020
With projections of a record decline in global energy demand and emissions this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s dashboard examines trends in the global energy market, historic […]

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