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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Scenarios for Georgieva’s leadership of the IMF

Professor Elisabeth Krecké

The new head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, has some novel plans for the future of her organization. She wants to redefine its core aims to address climate change, economic fairness and gender equality. If she achieves her mission, the IMF could transform from a tough, economic reform-minded lender of last resort to a definer of global morality, with all of the repercussions that would come with such a change. 

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Scenarios for Georgieva’s leadership of the IMF

The new head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, has some novel plans for the future of her organization. She wants to redefine its core aims to address climate change, economic fairness and gender equality. If she achieves her mission, the IMF could transform from a tough, economic reform-minded lender of last resort to a definer of global morality, with all of the repercussions that would come with such a change. 

Professor Elisabeth Krecké
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Opinion: The lost cause of Iraq and Syria, symbols of the West’s defeat

After over a decade of Western involvement in Syria and Iraq, the region remains unstable and vulnerable to Iranian interference. In Syria, the Kurdish conflict seems set to endure now that the U.S. military has been largely withdrawn from the area. Iraq is facing a wide-scale insurgency against its ruling class and, in the aftermath of the Soleimani assassination, the U.S. is unlikely to be able to play a role in eventual foreign-led negotiations.

Charles Millon
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Leadership Challenges 2020: Why Nigeria’s development remains stunted

Nigeria is a federation by necessity, given its size and very high ethnic and geographic diversity. To keep the country in one piece, the system is centralized and uses a matrix of quotas to try to keep all groups and regions together. This design, however, combined with overall poor leadership, tends to impede the development of the country, which is experiencing demographic growth and economic stagnation.

Teresa Nogueira Pinto
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The Balkans dangle on the periphery of Europe

With French President Emmanuel Macron on a mission to reform the EU before allowing membership for Balkans states, the southeastern European region remains both divided and politically isolated. Russia has been making inroads, especially in Serbia, which sees an opening to spoil some of the progress toward Euroatlanticism that the region has already made. The longer the EU keeps the Balkans from integrating, the greater the chances they fall into Moscow’s orbit.

Professor Dr. Blerim Reka
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Leadership Challenges 2020: Where is China going under President Xi Jinping?

Over the last decades, China experienced a transformational period of spectacular growth, becoming one of the top global players from both an economic and geopolitical standpoint. These recent accomplishments have convinced its citizens of the legitimacy of the current system. However, younger generations will expect the government to earn their continuing support with efficient and transparent governance.

Zorigt Dashdorj
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Israel’s electoral conundrum

Likud, Israel’s long-time ruling party, has been losing ground to a new coalition led by a fierce opponent of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This enmity, along with a small party’s unwillingness to join either side, has led to a year-long parliamentary standoff. If next March’s elections fail to break the deadlock, Israel could be facing unrest and mass demonstrations.

Ambassador Zvi Mazel