Market Entry Services

NARCO offers market entry services to introduce clients to a wide-range of industry stakeholders.

In-person Briefings

NARCO leadership and analysts are available for in-person briefings and conference calls.

Multiclient Reports

NARCO periodically markets Multiclient Reports on the hydrocarbons sector in different North African countries.

Crisis Communication

In limited instances, NARCO will provide crisis communication management for clients.

About North Africa Risk Consulting

North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc. is a political risk firm specializing in North Africa & the Sahara. NARCO has extensive experience helping firms navigate Maghreb markets. Recent events in North Africa and the Sahara have heightened the need to understand political circumstances, their trajectories and implications for the business environment. Learn more about North Africa Risk Consulting.

NARCO Analysis: Astroturf Oil & Gas Protests in Algeria and Tunisia

Resource regionalism first began to appear in North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.  Two vectors were converging and producing a new trend of increased competition for natural resources in North Africa. On the one hand, oil and gas companies and mining companies were exploring for and ultimately exploiting natural resources in or near new communities. On the other hand, the events of the Arab Spring had simultaneously raised popular expectations that things would change for the better and had encouraged populist protest as a form of political expression. In short, extractive industries were expanding and they were likely to encounter populations that were more politically active than they were before.

NARCO Analysis: Tunisia Terrorist Attack's Economic Implications

Tunisia has been rocked by yet another terrorist attack, this time on a touristic beach in Sousse. There are at least seven dead. Leaving aside the question of who is responsible for the moment (Islamic State sympathizers are the most likely culprits, but al-Qaeda allies should not be discounted, especially in light of calls to avenge the death of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi two weeks ago), the attack poses some potentially catastrophic implications for Tunisia.

NARCO Analysis: What if Mokhtar Belmokhtar is Finally Dead

I’m sure that by now you have all read reports of Mokhtar Belmokhtar having been targeted by US fighter jets in Libya and having been eliminated. And I am sure that you have all also read commentary that Belmokhtar’s death has been wrongly reported in the past and that we should not assume that this time is any different. But just in case this time is different, let me share some thoughts about where things are likely to go from here.

CTC Sentinel: Terrorist Outbidding: The In Amenas Attack

On January 16, 2013, a group of men under the leadership of Mokhtar Belmokhtar attacked the Tigantourine Gas Facility at In Amenas, Algeria, and took more than 100 expatriate personnel hostage. More than two years later, the motives for the attack on this remote facility remain in question, despite post-mortems from one of the joint venture partners Statoil, the British government, and even one allegedly produced by the group to which Belmokhtar belonged.