Who we are

GIS was founded in 2011 by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein to provide business leaders, senior managers, and policymakers with genuine and relevant, scenario-based geopolitical economic and other relevant forecasts to inform their strategic decision-making. It is not a journalistic or media product but provides intelligence. 

Our reports and advisory services are based on the sustained background knowledge of our experts and not on quantitative research and open sources information. This allows GIS to provide scenarios of future developments and their consequences -intended or unintended – for our customers. The purpose is to provide a basis for decisions, supported by background information. 

Our unique global network of experts includes former government ministers, advisors, high-ranking civil servants, including military, economists, and leading scientists.

GIS reports provide insight into the geopolitical trends that are critical for decision-makers to understand. Typically, these are written by experts based in the region concerned who are able to provide the latest on the ground intelligence. Focusing on politics, defense, energy, and economics, they are published daily in English.

Our experts establish possible scenarios for the future and their implications. Not influenced by popular opinion and sometimes bold and counterintuitive, these informed predictions are often stunningly accurate.

We are publishing comments providing an informed viewpoint on crucial geopolitical issues, challenging and always thought-provoking. These brief commentaries take a stance that stimulates debate.

GIS consulting services give our clients the edge they need to excel in international business.

GIS is not affiliated with any government, corporate, or media agency. This allows us to offer uniquely independent and impartial analysis. The service is located in Liechtenstein, which guarantees wide neutrality and helps to remain impartial.

Positioning

The basic idea behind the foundation of GIS was to meet the demand and need for real background information from unbiased and relevant sources.

There is a widespread belief that the majority of information nowadays is open source or freely available on the internet. This is not the case. The bulk of information has not yet reached the surface, making this situation comparable to an iceberg – especially in countries where less information is available to the public. Yet despite the fact that open-source information remains in the minority, most “fake news” are generated through it. 

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The image illustrates where GIS experts get the majority of their information from. Unlike other media, GIS has access to a wider range of information, thus generating a significant lead in knowledge. © GIS / getty images

Our philosophy

  • Relevant
  • Independent
  • Trustworthy

GIS set itself the task of providing its clients with relevant, unbiased and original information, especially information that is not available as open source. The idea was to build a network of experts who have access to excellent background information in their respective field or region, who possess a network of contacts they can access for further information, and who carry a clear vision.

GIS wants to focus on relevant topics and provide impartial reporting. Politics, economy, energy, technology, and defense and security are considered particular areas of importance. GIS places great emphasis on the relevance of its information. Relevance is defined by GIS as events, developments or situations that can generate a significant impact in the future or which are important for assessing the present. This is not linked to the general public perception of these events or situations.

GIS has shown that independent information can make a major contribution to knowledge and understanding. GIS has set itself the core objective of providing a reliable foundation for decision-makers in the fields of business, science and politics. To achieve this core objective, all reports feature a set of impartial and relevant scenarios for the future. GIS has been able to demonstrate from its inception that many of these scenarios either come true, or that certain developments in their direction take place.

Unlike many think tanks and media, GIS does not state an ideal scenario, but what our experts assume is most likely to happen. In the case of a weather forecast, you also want to know whether you will need to take an umbrella with you the next day or not (regardless of whether you wish that it is going to be sunny).

GIS is a medium that provides a platform for in-depth, expert knowledge (original background information with a future outlook). Our experts create this content themselves, which strengthens the authenticity of our reports. Liechtenstein as a location also provides an additional layer of neutrality and lends greater global credibility to our reports, as we do not represent any particular interests.

GIS wants to offer clear reports, deliver original information, and not be biased by the “Zeitgeist”. It also wants to address both undesirable and surprising topics. GIS is solution-oriented and fact-based. GIS wants to provide its readers with information that is important and relevant, thus facilitating informed decision-making. This makes GIS a news service, hence the name Geopolitical Intelligence Services.

Contact

Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG

Herrengasse 21
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein

Tel. +423 231 19 41

E-Mail: [email protected]

Commercial register of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Register number: FL-0002.363.548-7
Tax identification number: 57784

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