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Daniel Wagner  

CEO of Country Risk Solutions & Widely Published Author

Daniel Wagner is the founder and CEO of Country Risk. He has three decades of experience assessing cross-border risk, is an authority on political risk insurance and analysis, and has worked for some of the world’s most respected and best-known companies, such as AIG, GE, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank Group.

He has published six books – China Vision, AI Supremacy, Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision-Making, Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide – as well as more than 600 articles on current affairs and risk management. Daniel is a regular contributor to such publications as the South China Morning Post, Sunday Guardian, and The National Interest, among many others.

He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Speech Topics

Current Affairs

Doing Business Internationally

Country Risk/Political Risk

Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Terrorism, Global Risk Agility


Kenya, Corruption, and Terrorism | Daniel Wagner

Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya ...

What MH370 Says About Malaysia's Challenge | Daniel Wagner

The Malaysian government has been widely criticized for a lack of perceived transparency in releasing information related to the disappearance of Malaysia ...

Egypt, Israel and al-Qaeda | Daniel Wagner

Amidst the turmoil that has ensued throughout post-Mubarak Egypt, al-Qaeda has established a stronghold in the Sinai from where jihadists routinely target ...

Myanmar's Lady vs. The Dragon | Daniel Wagner

Speculation remains high in Myanmar as to if and when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to China, which was one of the strongest supporters of ...

Can Democrats and Jihadists Coexist in Tunisia? | Daniel Wagner

While Tunisia has been spared the large-scale human rights abuses and chaotic turmoil of the other post-Arab Spring states, a growing al Qaeda presence ...

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War | Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions, a cross-border risk advisory firm, and author of the book "Managing Country Risk." Giorgio Cafiero is a ...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa | Daniel Wagner

Earlier this year, the Afghan Taliban called for an end to violence against Muslims in the Central African Republic, where ethnic cleansing has been occurring ...

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