Sibylline Insight Series
The Gulf in 2021: opportunities and risks

The Gulf in 2021: opportunities and risks

January 22, 2021
Sibylline’s EMEA Director Jonathan Dunbar is joined by Philip Riding, MEA Lead Analyst and Eloise Scott, Middle East Analyst, to discuss the recent developments in the Gulf and how deeper formal ties with Israel and reconciliation in the Qatar blockade provide opportunities for businesses in the region in 2021. They also examine the more notable improvements in the business environment which will be tempered by ongoing Covid-19 disruption, deep-rooted ideological differences, and potential fallout between the new US administration's policies towards, and the trajectory of its relations with, Iran.
Insurrection, Impeachment, and International Implications… and Insightful Discussion on U.S. Politics

Insurrection, Impeachment, and International Implications… and Insightful Discussion on U.S. Politics

January 15, 2021

Sibylline Americas Director Greg Hoobler is joined by James Barth, North America Analyst, Liana Semchuk, Lead Analyst for Europe, and Hugo Yu, Lead Analyst for Asia-Pacific, for a discussion based on events and implications associated with the right-wing insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. This discussion will include important considerations from both the US domestic perspective and international eyes.

Disinformation Misinformation Part 2

Disinformation Misinformation Part 2

December 2, 2020

Join our host Justin Crump, Sibylline’s CEO, for the second half of the Disinformation Misinformation Podcast. This week, Justin is joined by organisational psychologist, speaker and author Dr Nicole Lipkin. Dr Lipkin is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting & Equilibria and the Founder of the Young Leader Project & HeyKiddo™.

 

In this episode Dr Lipkin and Justin discuss conspiracy theories, biases, and perceptions, looking at their effect on our society, beliefs, and behaviours. They also discuss the need for critical thinking to cut through the noise and sniff out the truth. But is this skill, clearly so important for analysts, something we are generally losing...?

The Insight Podcast: Misinformation, the EU and Ethiopia

The Insight Podcast: Misinformation, the EU and Ethiopia

November 20, 2020

This week Justin Crump, Sibylline’s CEO, is joined by guest speaker Lisa Kaplan to discuss the realms of conspiracy theories and misinformation. Lisa is the Founder and CEO of Alethea Group, an organization that identifies and mitigates disinformation operations for political campaigns and companies, and so shares some great perspectives on this growing challenge for security teams.

 

Justin is also joined by our in-house team:  Liana Semchuk, Europe & Eurasia Lead Analyst; Alex Lord, Europe & Eurasia Analyst; Philip Riding, EMEA Lead Analyst; and Benedict Manzin, Middle East and Africa Analyst. Global topics include the escalating conflict in Ethiopia and its wider impacts on East Africa, as well as the latest on challenges within the EU as it struggles to pass necessary budget legislation. Of course, in that context we also can’t stay away from the dreaded B word...! 

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict as well as implications in the wake of the US presidential election

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict as well as implications in the wake of the US presidential election

November 13, 2020

Join Sibylline’s Greg Hoobler as he hosts this week’s podcast with Liana Semchuk, Lead Europe & Eurasia Analyst; Alex Lord, Europe & Eurasia Analyst; Amy Reynolds, Deputy Insight Manager; and James Barth, North America Analyst. 

Our speakers revisit the Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict and explore whether the surprisingly quiet post-election period represents a calm before the storm or an over-estimation of election related unrest in the US…

 

Israeli-Arab relations and China’s new socio-economic strategy and its implications on cyber security

Israeli-Arab relations and China’s new socio-economic strategy and its implications on cyber security

November 6, 2020

Join Sibylline's CEO, Justin Crump, as he hosts this week's podcast with Phil Riding, Lead EMEA Analyst; Eloise Scott, MENA Analyst; Dr Hugo Yu, Lead ASPAC Analyst; and Hans Horan, Cyber Analyst. Our speakers examine Israeli-Arab relations and the potential impact of the US election and China's new socio-economic strategy and its implications on cyber security. Amy Reynolds, our Deputy Insight Manager, also joins to discuss some of the other key issues to watch in the coming weeks. There is more than one election taking place…

Terrorist attacks in France reflect increased threat level and lead to escalating tensions with Muslim world

Terrorist attacks in France reflect increased threat level and lead to escalating tensions with Muslim world

October 30, 2020

Listen to our latest podcast hosted by Greg Hoobler, Sibylline’s Americas Director, who is joined by Liana Semchuk, Lead Analyst for Europe and Eurasia, Hedda Halvorsen, Europe Analyst, and Phil Riding, our Lead Analyst for the Middle East and Turkey. They discuss tensions between France, Turkey and the wider Muslim world.  The recent attack in Nice took place within hours of the initial recording, Sibylline’s analytical team reacted and recorded a supplementary section to ensure we provide the most up to date and accurate insight for decision-makers to act on.

NEW PODCAST: Political crisis and unrest in Russia’s backyard, Pyongyang’s ICBM on parade, and forthcoming issues to watch

NEW PODCAST: Political crisis and unrest in Russia’s backyard, Pyongyang’s ICBM on parade, and forthcoming issues to watch

October 16, 2020

Join Sibylline's CEO, Justin Crump, as he hosts this edition’s discussion with Dr Hugo Yu and Liana Semchuk. Our speakers identify the latest developments and trigger points surrounding North Korea's weapons development; the ongoing domestic and international conflicts in Belarus and Armenia-Azerbaijan; the implications of the Kyrgyz protests; and Edward Johnson, our Insight Manager, also joins to discuss some of the other key issues to watch in the coming weeks. Did someone mention a US election…?

Navigating the Challenges of the COVID Era

Navigating the Challenges of the COVID Era

June 22, 2020

Our US-based Director, Greg Hoobler, leads a conversation examining lessons for how security and intelligence leaders can continue to position themselves, their teams, and their organizations to successfully navigate the many challenges in this COVID-era.  Erika Weisbrod, Corey Vitello, and Erik Antons lend their collective experience and wisdom, yielding insights into how organizations can improve their resilience, redefine their approaches to travel security management, and properly use intelligence to not only mitigate risk but also seize upon opportunity. 

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk

Europe and the Pandemic Considerations under the ‘New Normal’

Europe and the Pandemic Considerations under the ‘New Normal’

May 8, 2020

Amid the ongoing discussions surrounding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe, we take a look at some of the questions being asked. Split across three sessions, our podcast begins by looking at the current situation in Europe. Our second session considers the the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, drawing out the likely trends to emerge from them. We conclude with the final session covering some of the threats and issues that confronted Europe prior to the emergence of the virus and discuss how these are likely to evolve under the pandemic and into the longer-term. 

To find the first session ‘Where does Europe currently stand and what challenges will it face in the coming weeks?’ start at 0.00.

To find the second session ‘What are the implications of the longer-term social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic?’ skip to 13.00.

To find the third session ‘How are Europe's pre-existing threats and issues likely to evolve amid the pandemic and beyond?’ skip to 23.00.

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