Leveraging Open Source Data for Political Risk Analysis

From public databases to social media, open source data is increasingly ubiquitous and often unstructured. Making sense of it requires the right methodology or tradecraft.

Good analytic tradecraft — paired often with open source or proprietary software — enables one to assess the reliability of sources, distinguish the signals from the noise, and separate valid information from disinformation. It reduces the likelihood of error and results in a product that intellectually empowers the customer.

All of our products utilize industry-standard structured analytic techniques, such as key assumptions and quality of information checks. The end result: analysis that provides warning of threats and alerts the customer to potential opportunities.