Geopolitics

Geopolitics

We specialize in bringing the geopolitical context in to the debate on natural resources. How secure is the country of your main supplier? How vulnerable is the shipping lane you depend on? We have the knowledge and the instruments to analyze these kind of questions for your raw material supply chain.


Demographic trends, economic growth, and changing lifestyles are putting tremendous pressure on the demand for natural resources. At the same time, supply is lagging behind due to a combination of factors, such as technological challenges, time lags, climate change, financial constraints, or regulation. Conflict or instability may temporarily cause supply disruption and contribute to higher price volatility. The imbalance between supply and demand enhances the competition between countries and companies over access to natural resources. Securing resources has become a priority for companies and policy makers, as they are crucial for society, economic growth, competitiveness and innovation. Changes in the economic and political world order are affecting the international system in which trade in resources takes place. Resource strategies can alleviate or exacerbate international tensions.


COE recourses looks at these and other international developments that are shaping the geopolitics of natural resources, and helps to understand what implications these trends carry for governments and businesses.