Dr. John C. Hulsman

Dr. John C. Hulsman is the president and managing partner of John C. Hulsman Enterprises, a prominent global political risk consulting firm. He is also senior columnist for City AM, the newspaper of the City of London. He can be contacted via

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Can the Republicans move beyond Trump?

The fate of political movements comes down to a simple adage: Either you master history or history masters you. In the case of the recently mighty Republican Party, we are about to see if it can truly get beyond the obsessive roller-coaster ride that has been the Trump era.

January 29, 2021

Ultimate ‘swamp-dweller’ Biden could be the man to renew America

The pre-eminent 19th-century American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau had a thing for the regenerative power of swamps. As he put it: “A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it, than by the woods and swamps that surround it.”

January 22, 2021

What the virus hath wrought: rising political risk in the age of COVID

Who better than the sublime author of “The Plague,” the existentialist writer Albert Camus, to sum up this dreadful, awful year? As he put it in the conclusion of his masterpiece: “All that man could win in the game of plague and life was knowledge and memory.”

January 01, 2021

The Russian bear can still roar and claw at the global order but it lacks any power to change it

Throughout his long tenure in the Kremlin, which began in May 2000, Russian President Vladimir Putin has managed to ensure his country remains a thorn in America’s side.

December 25, 2020