Veracity Insights

  • July 3, 2023

    Expectations Ahead of the Vilnius NATO Summit

    The upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius will see allies and partners projecting unity, strength, and a clear sense of purpose. Yet beneath the surface, dynamics within the institution remain brittle. This is in part due to the complexity of addressing multiple global threats, as well as the reality that NATO's success rests on the commitment and direction of its largest ally, the United States. In this commentary by Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale, which was also published by Barron’s, we assess the key issues expected to take center stage at this year’s summit.

    By Jay Truesdale

  • June 26, 2023

    Putin and the Consequences of Wagner’s Rebellion

    While questions remain about the origins, objectives, and implications of Wagner’s armed rebellion, Prigozhin’s actions are already having an impact on Russian politics, with additional near and longer-term consequences both inside and outside the country certain to take shape. In this Veracity Insight piece, as well as in articles by POLITICO Europe and Newsweek that feature commentary from Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale, we assess how these dynamics may affect stability in Russia, the war in Ukraine, and geopolitics related to Africa, China, and Russia’s near abroad.

    By Jay Truesdale and Gabriel Santamaria de Zulueta

  • CASPER May 27, 2023

    Transatlantic Relations and the Geopolitics of Central Europe

    Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale gave closing keynote remarks at a conference on “The New Geo-Strategic Environment for Transatlantic Cooperation and Values,” sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Security and Politics in Euro-Atlantic Relations (CASPER). Speaking alongside the former Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the former US Ambassador to NATO, and the Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Truesdale commented on evolving opportunities and challenges for Central Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • May 5, 2023


    Turkey will hold a pivotal presidential election on May 14, just months before the Turkish Republic celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding. After two decades of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in power, opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu stands a strong chance at the polls. In this piece, we assess how voters will weigh their choices in the context of Turkey’s economic woes and national security challenges, and what this means for international investors.

    By Jay Truesdale, David Stevens, and David Alm

  • March 6, 2023

    A Clear Agenda for Nigeria’s Next President

    In this piece, we address the key challenges facing Nigeria's incoming president. After Bola Tinubu was declared the winner of the vote, the media largely focused on the horserace of the election. We instead take a close look at the next president's enormously complex agenda: to arrest economic decline, address root causes of insecurity, and eradicate endemic corruption. This will be vital to improving the lives of millions of Nigerians and making the country more attractive to foreign investors.

    By David Alm

  • Veracity Worldwide February 24, 2023

    Geopolitical Shifts and their Effect on African Mining

    At the 2023 African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, the largest of its kind in the world, political leaders and top executives described a rapidly changing global environment that has made mining operations increasingly difficult, with no jurisdiction, particularly on the African continent, devoid of risk. Miners discussed how they are expanding into new or unfamiliar geographies, driven by the need to sate growing appetites for raw materials necessary for the green energy transition.

    By Jay Truesdale