Political risk is an idea many actors very often use. But what does political risk mean? What does political risk address? With the video below, we explain what is political risk.

Meanwhile, we experiment with a new medium. We also test an approach through brief explanations of fundamental concepts and ideas. Let us know what you think.

References and credits

A detailed bibliography on the modern state, with the references to Max Weber and Barrington Moore Jr. can be found here.

Concept, Design and Realisation – Dr Helene Lavoix

Art Direction – Jean-Dominique Lavoix Carli

Images (by order of appearance):

Winston Churchill watching Allied vehicles crossing the Rhine – 25 mars 1945 – photograph BU 2246 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 4700-30) by Morris (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit – CC0 / [Public Domain].

Manif. Rouen-20-2019-01-05 by Daniel BRIOT from Rouen (France) /- CC0 / [Public Domain].

Iceberg ©Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli

Timeline evolution of life by LadyofHats – CC0 / [Public Domain].

Pericles Gives the Funeral Speech (Perikles hält die Leichenrede), by painter Philipp von Foltz (1852) -CC0 / [Public Domain].

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, 13th century painting by Evrard d’Espinques – Original at the Bibliothèque nationale de France – CC0 / [Public Domain].

Lhassa : palais du Potala, photo by Royonx CC0 / [Public Domain].

Max Weber in 1894, from Wikimedia Commons, CC0 / [Public Domain].

Barrington Moore Jr – From Wikimedia Commons “Source – http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/10.27/11-mooreobit.html – This picture is from a Harvard newspaper, depicting sociologist Barrington Moore. It is used for educational and illustrative purpose on Wikipedia to show what he looked like. Because he is deceased, no free picture can be taken. The use of this image here would in no way harm the copyright owner’s ability to profit from the image. Therefore, the use of this image is fair use.” Likewise, we use it for educational purpose.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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  1. This is very good, well put together and easy for people to follow. Great learning tool. Appreciate it.

  2. Good Morning Dr Helene Lavoix,
    This is a very good idea ! That gives us the right fondamental bases to understand the world around us.
    Thank you very much for your work.

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