Newly Released – 2021 Risk Report

We are proud to announce that we our Annual Risk Report entitled, Risk 2021: Navigating through the Geopolitical Whirlpools of Tomorrow is out now. This report will explore the various threats, risks and challenges that are impressed upon tomorrow’s geopolitical landscape. It will look into the uncertainties associated with the ever-changing nature of global politics especially in unprecedented times like this.

Latest publication launch – Crossing the Geopolitical Rubicon: Assessing the Risks in a post-COVID Age

We are excited to launch our newest publication in collaboration with KCL International Relations Today! The report aims to discuss the different risks associated with a post-COVID political future in different regions. Contributors will use regional geopolitics as a base for their articles and link them with other forms of risk i.e., financial risk, political risk, environmental risk. 

About Us

Who are we

KCL Geopolitical Risk Society is the only student society dedicated solely to intelligence and political, security, environmental and financial risk at King’s College London and is one of the only society’s of its type in the UK.

Our aim is simple. To educate GPRIS members on how political and security risks affect business, NGOs, investors, and society at large. From the ramifications of human rights violations in Xinjiang on sales of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to the impact of extreme temperature variations in the Peruvian Andes on coffee prices in UK supermarkets, geopolitical risk is all around us in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

At GPRIS we have a passion for exploring how risk is identified, analyzed, and managed by governments, corporations, NGOs and other stakeholders at all levels from the local to global. Through our offering of speaker panels, networking events, and workshops, we create an environment of opportunity by connecting passionate students with experts in this booming industry.

Our events focus on all types of risk-related topics from across the globe. From Climate Change to Artificial Intelligence and from Terrorism to Global Health epidemics, GPRIS has an event for you!

What we offer

Contemporary Blog Posts & Special Reports

Our blog features the latest analysis on geopolitical events, in-depth studies and our Countries to Watch series. Our Special Projects offering is exclusive to actively enrolled King’s students and enables close collaboration on projects with industry.


We host a variety of activities: lectures, institute visits, networking events, workshops, career panels…


We’re always on the lookout for new partnerships and projects with firms operating in the sector and student groups with overlapping interests – get in touch!


Most recent posts

  • A Sea of Aggression: An Analysis of Chinese Influence in the South China Sea
    Oliver Paterson is a third-year Economic History student at the London School of Economics. He is President of the LSESU Hayek Society and a Policy Fellow at the Pinsker Centre. The race to salvage a crashed US F-35 fighter is just the latest example of a potential flashpoint in the South China Sea. China’s military…
  • New President of the Republic of Korea: Change in the Korean Peninsula?
    ByeongKyu (Colin) Jun is a Korean student studying BA International Relations as a Year 3 student at King’s College London. For his dissertation, he researched what led the ROK to choose strategic hedging with the US and China over other policy options. He is interested in East Asian politics, international development, and the economics-security nexus….
  • Transnistria – a powder keg in the vicinity of Ukraine
    While all eyes are on Ukraine at the moment, observers may wish to keep an eye on another key region – Transnistria – where history is still kicking and alive, especially for neighbouring Romania, as eludicated by Alexandru Negrea.  Alexandru graduated from the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy of Bucharest and has a master’s degree…

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