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: There are reports that the Syrian military is repositioning air assets and that British submarines have received orders to prepare for a possible strike on Syria. Russian warships are also reportedly leaving the Syrian port of Tartus. Meanwhile, Turkey’s president spoke to his American and Russian counterparts on the phone about the Syrian situation. The United States is asking the United Kingdom, France and Australia to back a possible joint military response to the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma. All three said they would likely support military action provided there was firm evidence th