Contrary to the pronouncements of many commentators in the early 1990’s, the collapse of the Soviet Union did not result in the “End of History.” To any serious student of history this didn’t come as a surprise: nations and empires come and go, and if there is any constant it is that human hubris and ideology, when overlaid with the uneven distribution of natural resources on our planet, will result in conflict.
One of the less well known but key areas of Enki Research’s work is in the area of geopolitical hazards and conflict zones. Through the use of open source intelligence, sophisticated computer models and satellite data, combined with forty years of experience in the field, Enki can provide a unique and unbiased view of many conflicts by going beyond the politics and public statements to provide insights into the possible outcomes of the most dangerous aspects of humanity.
Even in the field of emergency management and disaster planning, politics and international relations often are important aspects of the situation. International aid and mitigations projects are vital in the developing world, yet these projects are often pawns of the broader interplay of great power politics. Like economics, geopolitics is often as much of a factor in the magnitude of human suffering in a disaster as the underlying natural event.