Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions

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Daniel Wagner writes articles on political risk for

Daniel Wagner is the senior investment officer for guarantees and syndications at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing. He has more than 3 decades of experience assessing cross-border risk, is an authority on political risk insurance and analysis, and has worked for some of the world’s most respected and best-known companies, including AIG, GE, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank Group.
He has published eight books: The Chinese Vortex, The America-China Divide, China Vision, AI Supremacy, Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision-Making, Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide, as well as more than 700 articles on current affairs and risk management. He is a regular contributor to such publications as the South China Morning Post, Sunday Guardian, Diplomatic Courier, and Fair Observer, among many others.
Mr. Wagner holds a master’s degrees in international relations from the University of Chicago and in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Expert Commentary

Date Article
Oct 2021 Investing in Developing Country Infrastructure
Aug 2021 Insurance Industry Response to Climate Change
Dec 2020 2021 Promises To Be Almost as Challenging as 2020 for Risk Managers
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