Category: <span>Security</span>

Meet the Expert: Roelof Schuurman-Meeske
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Meet the Expert: Roelof Schuurman-Meeske

Roelof Schuurman-Meeske, Risk Consultant at Proximities knows the company from the inside out. He joined right after its establishment. After his master’s in international Relations, he became Proximities’ first employee and started working as an analyst. Since then, both Roelof and the company have grown considerably.

Business travel in 2021
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Business travel in 2021

After a lot of companies cancelled their business trips last year because of COVID-19, 2021 will be the year to restart international projects. Sadly, however, travelling for business will never be the same. The ongoing change is perhaps best illustrated by an example of a project of one of our clients in Israel.

Damen & Proximities
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Damen & Proximities

Proximities is proud to announce our ‘preferred partnership
agreement’ with Damen Shipyards. Damen’s global exposure & healthy....

Vaccine: Deciding Factors
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Vaccine: Deciding Factors

Many politicians, government employees and corporate managers perceive the COVID-19 vaccine to be the ‘holy grail’ that will allow the world to return to business as usual. As a result, many of them are anxiously awaiting

India & China: Brothers in Arms
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India & China: Brothers in Arms

Rivalry between China and India has flared up in recent weeks. Last week, Chinese and Indian forces engaged each other in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, resulting in the death of soldiers of both nuclear armed ‘big brothers of the region’. The two states have increased military expenditure over the last years and decades,...

Prolonged Tensions in US – Iran Relations
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Prolonged Tensions in US – Iran Relations

After the escalation in US – Iran relations almost four months ago, Iranian-backed militias have stepped up their military campaign against US targets in Iraq. Over the course of four months, the militias have carried multiple rocket attacks on US bases. The attacks are likely aimed at demonstrating the costs of the US ‘maximum pressure’...

COVID-19 | Comparison to SARS & MERS
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COVID-19 | Comparison to SARS & MERS

The Covid-19 virus is having great impact on businesses and societies. With higher infection and mortality rates than both SARS and Mers, the economic costs will be higher to the global economy as well. The WorldBank estimates the cost of SARS was $54 billion; the COVID-19 figure is expected to be far greater. Do you...

Travel Advice | Coronavirus
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Travel Advice | Coronavirus

In China the Coronavirus has led to over 400 cases and nine deaths. The Sars-like virus is hard to contain, especially with the upcoming Chinese New Year for which many are travelling throughout the country. This poses significant health risks to business travellers. Proximities Risk Consultancy has lined up the implications of the virus and...

Tensions in Iran & U.S. Sanctions
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Tensions in Iran & U.S. Sanctions

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights and the Iranian people have again taken to the streets to protest their regime. The regime blames the American sanctions, but are the sanctions at the core of the protests? Our infographic illustrates both the internal Iranian protests and the U.S. sanctions. It shows that...