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.
Ukraine: Ukraine has gotten very vocal about Russian military threats. A Ukrainian security service official said the Kremlin plans to introduce troops in the fall. The headquarters of Ukraine’s security operation in Donbass announced that Russia’s Black Sea fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol is on high alert and increased its activity in the Sea of Azov. The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said Russia is moving anti-aircraft missile systems to Crimea and has some 30,000 troops there. And the interior minister warned of a Russian attack in the direction of Mariupol or