The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
Syria: A senior Iranian official warned that Iran will respond to the Israeli airstrike on an air base in Syria over the weekend. The Israeli military is on high alert and concerned about possible retaliation by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Riyadh may participate in a joint military response to a chemical weapons attack in a town near the Syrian capital. Turkey has asked both Russia and the United States to refrain from taking military action. We will be tracking responses from all major players in the region.
Europe: The eurozone is showing signs of an economic slowdown.