We help to operate in times of political, economic and technological disruptions

providing basis for decision in business, administration and education

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Navigating global trends, examining issues

GIS Advisory Services provides its clients with expert insight on how to navigate complex geopolitical situations and respond to trends globally and in specific regions or countries. Decision makers need a broad perspective in today’s rapidly changing world. GIS insights come from our one-of-a-kind network of experts with specific, local, sector-based knowledge and their own networks of sources.

Politics Economy and Trade Technology Security & Defense Energy Society & Civilization

Identifying consequences of economic and political trends

We specialize in forecasting the long-term intended and especially, unintended, consequences of short-term measures. Our analysis of geopolitics is down-to-earth, translating lessons drawn from historical legacies and geographical facts into practical, operational tools. Geopolitics, as we understand it, allows the development of realistic scenarios and fosters out-of-the-box thinking. We deliver scenarios based on probabilities and help clients understand the rationale of players in the other countries

Laying out scenarios for future developments

Change is a constant. We provide unique, up-to-date, on-point analysis and insight. Our well-structured dossiers include critical background. Drawing on our experts’ local knowledge and networks, we help all clients secure a decisive edge in anticipating future developments. This gives them the opportunity to operate effectively and reposition themselves as needed in a shifting international environment

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Focusing on customer relevance

Leadership means envisioning the future differently than others. Risk-taking is what drives business. We help our clients identify and seize opportunities where others see only unmanageable risk. Overcoming obstacles creates a competitive advantage. Our goal is to be an indispensable source of intelligence, giving our customers a better understanding of the challenges they face and an edge in making decisions.

Prince Michael's of Liechtenstein comment
Prince Michael's of Liechtenstein comment

Advice based on relevance and in-depth expertise

We have a select, global network of experts. The qualifications we require of them are profound background knowledge of the region or sector they specialize in, and a network of relations which gives them additional information. This allows GIS to offer advice based on genuine information that is not limited to open-source data.

GIS was founded in Liechtenstein, a country which is neutral and, due to its size, highly dependent on decisions and developments in other countries. It has always been essential for Liechtenstein to be informed about developments and trends. On the other hand, it has to be impartial, as its possibilities to influence international decisions are limited. The neutrality of Liechtenstein, together with the careful selection of experts, allows GIS to be impartial and to remain purely fact-based.

The need to collect solid and relevant information, not tainted by interests or ideologies, was the reason behind the creation of Geopolitical Intelligence Services (GIS). Our expert network allows us to offer customized advisory services and to identify the right advisors for specific needs.

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Interested in GIS Overview? See our reports

Every week GIS customers receive access to five highly accurate reports, which are not products of journalism, but forward looking reviews, with only necessary background. Our reports focus only on issues and trends that are relevant to the topic.

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Oil in the energy transition age

Dr. Carole Nakhle

Concerned that demand for oil will dwindle and eventually vanish, energy companies are gradually moving away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources. However, this trend does not apply to state-owned companies, which are proving less responsive to external incentives. As a result, they could end up as the main providers of oil during the remainder of the transition to green energy.

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Oil in the energy transition age

Concerned that demand for oil will dwindle and eventually vanish, energy companies are gradually moving away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources. However, this trend does not apply to state-owned companies, which are proving less responsive to external incentives. As a result, they could end up as the main providers of oil during the remainder of the transition to green energy.

Dr. Carole Nakhle
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Opinion: Democracy put to the test in Bolivia

In 2019, long-time Bolivian President Evo Morales had to resign in the aftermath of violent protests sparked by his attempt to run for a fourth term. The right-wing interim government that succeeded him must now stabilize the country. Meanwhile, the former president, exiled in Argentina, is striving to rally his supporters.

Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
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Iran: Scenarios for deep reform or regime change

Starting last November, Iranians have been taking to the streets to voice their dissatisfaction with the country’s leadership. Over the past decade, several such movements have sprung up, only to ultimately be stamped out. Achieving regime change, or even significant reform, would entail depriving powerful, privileged groups of tremendous benefits. Any attempt to do so will meet stiff resistance.

Professor Dr. Amatzia Baram
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Mongolia’s constitutional amendments: An analysis

After several years of heated debate, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga has finally ratified changes to the country’s constitution. The amendments will affect several areas of governance, giving more power to the prime minister. The parliament’s influence is to be curbed in some areas, namely the budget and the composition of the cabinet, but it will also gain the ability to make crucial appointments.

Zorigt Dashdorj
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Zimbabwe: Dashed hopes for meaningful change

After the 2017 coup d’etat ended the strong-arm rule of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to fundamentally reform the bankrupt country and to open it to the world. A short-lived spurt of economic growth followed, but it turned into a deep contraction in 2019. The new president has ties to the old regime and maintains some of its worst practices.

Teresa Nogueira Pinto
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The European Green Deal faces huge challenges

The European Commission’s Green Deal sets extremely ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in environmentally friendly technologies. Yet the huge amount of funding that will be required could fail to materialize, due to intra-EU disagreements over budget rules and debt ceilings. And if other big polluters don’t follow the bloc’s lead, it could be undercutting its own economic competitiveness.

Dr. Frank Umbach