Veracity Insights

  • December 9, 2022

    ABIY COMES TO WASHINGTON: FIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS FOR INVESTORS IN ETHIOPIA

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy will visit Washington next week as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. Veracity Worldwide's Jay Truesdale, Olivia Johnson, Nandita Balakrishnan, PhD, and Corentin d'Ansembourg outline the investment opportunities Abiy is likely to emphasize in Washington, as well as attendant risks for investors.

    By Jay Truesdale, Olivia Johnson, Nandita Balakrishnan, PHD, and Corentin d'Ansembourg

  • November 4, 2022

    MODERATING AMBITIONS FOR BRAZIL: LULA’S AGENDA WILL BE TEMPERED BY TRADEOFFS

    President-elect Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva will face ongoing challenges addressing a Bolsonaro-led opposition movement and a slowing economy, while making trade-offs with Congress and the military. Veracity Worldwide’s Jay Truesdale, Mitch Hayes, Eric Cuevas, and Nandita Balakrishnan, PhD project that Lula could face pressure to adopt moderate positions, potentially derailing his bold agenda and disappointing supporters.

    By Jay Truesdale, Mitch Hayes, Nandita Balakrishnan, Eric Cuevas

  • Veracity Worldwide October 5, 2022

    Pakistan’s Prodigal Finance Minister

    Pakistan's four-time finance minister Ishaq Dar returns to the post after a self-imposed exile in London. A trusted and experienced political insider, Dar inherits numerous crises facing the country; their management will determine not only the trajectory of Prime Minister Sharif's rule, but also that of Pakistan itself.

    By Jay Truesdale, Nandita Balakrishnan

  • Veracity Worldwide October 1, 2022

    Disruption Dead Ahead: What to Expect in Brazil’s Presidential Election

    Brazilians will go to the polls tomorrow to choose between conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva. A Lula victory may initiate a turbulent transition period. Whoever wins the election, Brazil’s next president will confront a polarized society and economic uncertainty, limiting room for the quick implementation of sweeping populist policies in 2023.

    By Jay Truesdale, Mitch Hayes, Nandita Balakrishnan, Eric Cuevas

  • Concordia September 21, 2022

    Leading Global Companies Through Geopolitical Shifts

    Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale held a discussion at the Concordia Summit 2022 with Olivia White, senior partner at McKinsey & Company and director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and John W.H. Denton AO, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce and a member of Veracity’s advisory board.

  • Veracity Worldwide September 3, 2022

    Chile’s Constitutional Crisis Won’t End Regardless of the Outcome

    In advance of the vote tomorrow in Chile -- to either approve or reject a controversial draft constitution that would significantly impact businesses operating in the country -- we would like to share Veracity’s assessment of the possible outcomes. Whatever voters decide, our analysis suggests Chile's constitutional crisis could be protracted.

    By Jay Truesdale, Mitch Hayes, Eric Cuevas