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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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

Ghost of Jefferson stirs in US, UK anti-lockdown protests

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lurches into its predictable winter wave, at last the long, dreary pattern of government lockdowns without real explanation is coming under increasing political pressure, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, dominated by the US and the UK.

December 04, 2020