Eliza Richardson

Eliza Richardson is a geopolitical risk intelligence analyst at PGI Intelligence, specializing in maritime security. She holds an MSc in Security Studies from University College London and BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Nottingham.

Threat of Piracy Heightened Off Somalia and Yemen

December 18, 2017

The increased threat of piracy off Somalia and Yemen since the Aris 13 hijacking in March is set to continue due to heightened insecurity in the High Risk Area. Reports of pirate activity in the High Risk Area (HRA) region have increased by more than five times over the past...

Unrest and Uncertainty to Continue in Catalonia

November 27, 2017

The upcoming election marks the next turning point in a constitutional crisis triggered by Madrid’s decision to dissolve the Catalan government. The run-up to the regional election on December 21 is widely seen as a second referendum on Catalan independence, which has fueled continued protests and business uncertainty over the...

Philippine Islamist Group Shifts Target to Commercial Vessels

December 14, 2016

The Abu Sayyaf Group has been involved in a growing number of kidnappings targeting commercial vessels. The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a Philippines-based Islamist organization, has conducted tens of attacks against vessels in the Sulu and Celebes Seas since March 2016—although since October, it has increasingly targeted larger commercial vessels,...