Publications

Cornerstone Global Associates is committed to sharing best practice. From time to time, we publish results of exclusive research in the professional areas in which we operate.

The updated website includes recent publications. Publications between 2008 and 2016 may be obtained by writing to contact@cstoneglobal.com.

Breaking The Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications for Business



Risk report

Report summarising risks for foreign businesses conducting work in Iran after the US pulled out from the deal in May 2018.

The risk report is for information only. For sector or company specific details, please contact Cornerstone Global Associates.

For a more detailed or bespoke analysis, please email contact@cstoneglobal.com

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.

Qatar risk status: One year after boycott



Risk Advisory Note

A risk update on Qatar one year after the regional boycott. The advisory note looks at key parts of the Qatari economy and how they have been affected, and analyses the prospects for the coming period.

The advisory note is for information only. For sector or company specific details, please contact Cornerstone Global Associates.

For a more detailed or bespoke analysis, please email contact@cstoneglobal.com

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.

Reconstruction in Syria: Risks and Opportunities?



An exclusive report based on on the ground research on the risks and opportunities facing international companies wishing to be involved in the reconstruction of post-civil war Syria.

We estimate that reconstruction will cost between $300 and $500 billion and examine access points and opportunities.

For a more detailed or bespoke analysis, please email contact@cstoneglobal.com

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.

Advancing German business in Qatar: The Risks



An exclusive report aimed at German businesses on risks in the Qatar market. The report was the result of extensive research in Qatar over the past few months. The report is a general one and aims to highlight the general risks. For a more detailed or bespoke risk analysis, please contact us.

Key observations

  • Germany is actively seeking to encourage German businesses to work in Qatar through the planned hosting of a business forum in Berlin during April 2018.
  • German businesses are likely to find numerous opportunities to work in Qatar, primarily on World Cup related infrastructure work in the building and transport industries.
  • Qatar is suffering ongoing negative effects of its regional isolation, including for businesses operating in Doha who are having to deal with rising logistical costs and delays to importing materials.
  • The collapse of British construction giant was caused in part by Qatar's not paying the company a £200 million debt for work on World Cup preparations in Doha.
  • German businesses face serious risks of not being able to carry out contracted work in Qatar and also are at serious risk of not being paid and not having access to reliable arbitration methods to enforce contracts.

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.

Qatar in focus: Is the FIFA World Cup 2022 in danger?



An exclusive reports looking at the risks facing the proposed hosting of Qatar for FIFA 2022. The report highlights risks to businesses involved in projects related to FIFA 2022. The report looks at the financial and political risks.

Key Observations

  • If the FIFA World Cup 2022 takes place in Qatar it will be easily the most expensive tournament in the competition's history.
  • Qatar's isolation by its Gulf neighbours has caused building costs to increase and put construction projects behind schedule.
  • Contractors are increasingly turning to international arbitration to secure fulfillment for unpaid completed work.
  • Qatar's political stability is being threatened by the current crisis with its neighbours.

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.

The Enabling State: Collaborating for Success



Ground breaking report by Lucian J. Hudson, Cornerstone's first Managing Director and formerly Director of Communications at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office on collaboration between the private, public and non-profit sectors.

For more detailed information, please email contact@cstoneglobal.com

NB. Media may freely quote from the report, citing Cornerstone Global Associates as the authors. Cornerstone Global Associates takes no responsibility for how the report may be used or interpreted.