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.
United States-Afghanistan: U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was in Afghanistan on Monday. A report by Afghanistan’s 1TV says Afghan forces deployed near the Tajik border to halt Russian aid to the Taliban. The report is unconfirmed and the source’s reliability is unclear. We must first determine the source’s reliability. If that source is reliable, we need to ascertain if there is a connection between McMaster’s visit and a U.S. request to Afghan forces to do this. We also need to determine the nature of the Russian aid.
Cambodia: Earlier this month, Cambodia asked a U.S. Naval Mobile C