David Hutchins

David Hutchins

David Hutchins is a Risk Analyst at Global Risk Intelligence. He earned his MSc in Defence, Development, and Diplomacy from the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He maintains 6 years of military experience having served in the United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve. David is currently based in the United States.

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Top Global Risks of 2020

Summary The Top Global Risks 2020 Report offers a review of the most relevant risks regarding impact...

Associated Risks of EU Disintegration: Crises and Scenarios

The UK’s departure from the European Union has been a central topic of the political and economic...

Russia’s European Energy Campaign: Associated Risks of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A great deal of controversy has surrounded the development of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will...

Armed Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from Africa and Europe

Executive Summary: This Risk Dossier is an examination of military involvement within humanitarian...

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Top Global Risks of 2020: Authoritarian Leadership

The continued presence of authoritarian leaders is a trend that has persisted despite the efforts of more democratic countries to encourage the adoption of representative governance. Going into 2020, authoritarian leaders control some of the world’s most powerful and influential countries and continue to ...

The Risks and Opportunities of Offshore Wind Energy

In a world facing an ever-increasing demand for energy and a rising sense of urgency around environmental concerns, a growing number of countries are turning to offshore wind energy to address these challenges. While offshore wind energy presents substantial opportunities, this method of energy generation also presents several risks ...

Sanctions and Protests in Zimbabwe: A Closer Look

On October 25, 2019, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Harare to protest what they referred to as “evil” Western sanctions against Zimbabwe. The rally was sponsored and organized by the Zimbabwean government, however, leaving many onlookers to question if the demonstrations were intended to deflect blame for the country’s economic troubles away from the government ...