How Safe are the Sochi Olympic Games?

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A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo.   This is the latest post in the series. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games began today in Sochi, Russia. Numerous U.S. multinational corporations such as McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Proctor & Gamble and Visa are sponsoring or participating, and 10,000 Americans are expected to attend. But … [Read more...]

Alien Tort Claims Act: A Threat to U.S. Corporations Operating Overseas?

The rise in international litigation predicated on lawsuits filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act present significant risks for U.S. corporations that do business abroad.  While the law was originally intended to protect US financial interests from piracy on the high seas, it was revived in the early 1980s to seek accountability for overseas human rights violations, such … [Read more...]