Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions

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Daniel Wagner writes articles on political risk for

He is the founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS) and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management.

Mr. Wagner began his career at AIG in New York and subsequently spent 5 years as guarantee officer for the Asia region at the World Bank Group's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency in Washington, DC. After then serving as regional manager for political risks for Southeast Asia and Greater China for AIG in Singapore, Mr. Wagner moved to Manila, Philippines, where he held several positions—including as senior guarantees and syndications specialist—for the Asian Development Bank's Office of Cofinancing Operations. Prior to forming CRS, he was senior vice president of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services.  He also served as senior consultant for the African Development Bank on institutional investment.

Mr. Wagner is the author of seven books: The America-China Divide, China Vision, AI Supremacy, Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision Making, Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide. He has also published more than 700 articles on risk management and current affairs and is a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post, Sunday Guardian, and The National Interest, among many others. (For a full listing of his publications and media interviews please see

Mr. Wagner holds master's degrees in international relations from the University of Chicago and in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Richmond College in London.

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Expert Commentary

Date Article
Feb 2020 The Coronavirus and Risk Governance
Dec 2019 Looming Risks for 2020 and Beyond
Jan 2019 World Political Predictions for 2019
Apr 2018 Achieving Global Risk Agility
Dec 2017 A Year of Rising Risks for 2018
Dec 2016 Why 2017 Promises To Be a Year of Unprecedented Political Risk
Jun 2016 The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
Jan 2016 Expect Economic and Political Risk To Merge in 2016
Sep 2015 Managing Risk in the Coming Recession
Nov 2014 The Risk Landscape for 2015
Jun 2014 Anticipating Country Risk
Jul 2013 Rising Political and Social Risks in Europe
Dec 2012 2013 Promises To Be a Real Challenge for Risk Managers
Sep 2012 Economic Nationalism's Impact on International Business
Aug 2012 What the Euro Crisis Implies about Managing Country Risk
Mar 2012 Rising Risks for Expatriates
Feb 2012 Common-Sense Political Forecasting
Nov 2011 The Arab Spring's Impact on Cross-Border Trade and Investment
Apr 2011 How Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa Is Affecting Country Risk Analysis
Jan 2011 Managing Political Risk in the New Normal
Jul 2010 Is Country Risk Really Rising?
Feb 2010 Expropriation: Pakistan's Message to Foreign Investors
Sep 2009 Country Risk Management: Removing Board Blinders
Mar 2009 The Political Risks of the Global Recession
Nov 2007 Effective Transactional Risk Management
Dec 2006 Putin's Russia in 2007: Walking a Tightrope
Jun 2006 Bolivia's Larger Message
Feb 2006 The Impact of Terrorism on Foreign Direct Investment
Oct 2005 Achieving Security in the Global Supply Chain
May 2005 Creating a Level Playing Field for Local Investors in the Developing World
May 2004 The Implications of Recurring Terrorism for Business
Apr 2004 A Western "Fix" For Iraq? Forget It.
Jan 2004 Project Financiers' and Insurers' Roles in Promoting Social Responsibility in the Developing World
Oct 2003 The Role of ADB and Multilateral Development Banks in Addressing Political Risk in Asia
Mar 2003 Terrorism's Impact on International Relations
Jul 2002 Political Risk Insurance in Asia: Who Purchases It, Where, and Why
Mar 2002 The Battle Against Terrorism: A Battle for Stomachs, Hearts, and Minds
Nov 2001 Political Risk in Asia: Fact or Fiction?
Oct 2001 Asia's Terrorist Conundrum
May 2001 Political Risk in Asia: The Need for Structural Reform and the Impact on Political Risk Insurance
Oct 2000 Defining "Political Risk"
Jul 2000 Political Risk in Post-Crisis Asia
Apr 2000 The Impact of Political Change and How To Protect Your Business Against It
Mar 2000 Russia in 2000: The Implications of Political Change in the New Millennium