Essays

Exploring different aspects of managing risk when travelling to complex or higher-risk environments.

23 Oct 2023

How to Hit the Ground Running

Techniques you can apply before and during a trip to ensure that you hit the ground fully prepared and in the right frame of mind.

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25 Sep 2023

The Risks of High-Risk Tourism

How to navigate risk when taking part in tours of higher-risk locations.

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11 Sep 2023

The Paradoxes of Mitigating Risk in Higher-Risk Locations

Exploring the inherent paradoxes involved with managing risk when travelling in complex and higher-risk locations.

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04 Sep 2023

Your Habits Could Get You Killed

How your habits and routines can make you vulnerable, and the different techniques you can apply to reduce your vulnerabilities.

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28 Aug 2023

Running Road Blocks

How to negotiate checkpoints and roadblocks while travelling in higher-risk locations, and why attempting to run a road block is probably not a good idea.

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21 Aug 2023

Planning Day Trips

Factors to consider when planning day trips while operating in higher-risk environments.

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10 Jul 2023

Planning for Travel to Higher-Risk Destinations

Why planning is an essential activity, even for experienced travellers.

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03 Jul 2023

A Practical Approach to Assessing Threats

Practical techniques you can apply to assess risks when travelling.

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26 Jun 2023

Packing for Travel to Higher-Risk Destinations

A few useful tips to help you prepare for travel to higher-risk locations.

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19 Jun 2023

Keeping a Low Profile

Exploring three attributes of your profile that may increase the likelihood of you being targeted while travelling, and how you can mitigate this risk.

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12 Jun 2023

Avoiding Unwanted Attention

How threat groups may target you while travelling in higher-risk environments and why people notice things.

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05 Jun 2023

Information Security at Airports

An examination of the various risks to your information at airports, along with practical actions you can take to mitigate those risks.

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02 Jun 2022

Leave No Trace (Higher-Risk Edition)

How you can manage your footprint when traversing higher-risk environments.

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27 Nov 2021

Embracing Ambiguity

How to systematically reduce ambiguity during your assignments in higher-risk locations.

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26 Oct 2021

Alone, But Not Lonely

How to operate safely and successfully as an individual in higher-risk environments.

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30 Sep 2021

Building a Local Support Network

How to build a trusted local support network in higher-risk environments.

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11 Feb 2021

Getting Out

How to get yourself out of a country when things go south.

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11 Feb 2021

How to Disappear

How you can better blend in to your environment to reduce the risk that you may be targeted by criminals, kidnappers, or terrorists.

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17 Jun 2020

Reading the street

How to read the street to recognise indicators of potential danger while travelling in higher-risk areas.

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08 Apr 2020

Being Situationally Aware

How to better make sense of your immediate environment so that you can avoid threats to your safety and security while travelling.

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07 Apr 2020

Building Good Judgement

How to develop good judgement so that you’re able to avoid precarious situations while travelling in higher-risk locations.

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03 Apr 2020

Adapting to Challenging Environments

How to rapidly adapt to new and challenging environments so that you’re able to get up and running as quickly as possible.

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14 Mar 2020

The Benefits of Being Boring

How to maintain a low profile while operating in complex and higher-risk environments.

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