Clint Richards is contributor for the International Security Observer (ISO). Clint is a Risk Management and Geopolitical consultant based out of Tokyo. He analyzes the intersections of geography, politics, energy, security, and economics, and how they influence countries, companies, and markets. His regional areas of expertise are East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked and traveled throughout East Asia and has five years of experience as an intelligence professional analyzing risk at STRATFOR, Wikistrat, Enquirisk, and as a private consultant. He holds an M.A. in International Relations as well as two B.A.’s in Anthropology and International Studies from Texas State University. He is a native English speaker with a limited working proficiency of Japanese.