U.S. firms need to understand the importance of geopolitics on certain issues which are critical when dealing with major powers such as China, India, and Russia. A perfect example of this is the present uncertainty surrounding tariffs and counter-tariffs between the U.S. and China. Another issue is the current escalation in hostilities between the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait Crisis. In the current dynamic international system, transitioning from one of unipolarity to multipolarity, there is no longer any clear delineation between strictly security issues and strictly trade issues.
Having or not having access to critical, nuanced intelligence regarding the strategic and political aspects of the U.S.’ relationship with other major powers can mean the difference between success or failure for certain organizations. Entities, such as think thanks and academic institutes, may have time or ideological constraints which may not allow them to focus their resources fully on a given strategic topic. Bright Group can fill this niche through our proprietary connections with subject matter experts, allowing us to add value for our clients in a much more timely manner.