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. Aug. 18, 2016 Russia-Iran: The Iranian government is insisting that there are no Russian bases in Iran. The Iranian constitution forbids foreign bases. Iran is saying that the Russians are only refueling there. Is this causing a problem for Russo-Iranian relations? Iran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the Iranian intelligence service not to be overly aggressive. The Majlis voted on a declaration praising Iranian intelligence. What is this about? U.S.-Turkey: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu talked on the phone today, likely about Kerry’s upcoming visit. Was anything important released on this? Ethiopia: There is serious fighting developing in Ethiopia, which is on our list of China’s successors. What do we know about the warring sides? Myanmar-China: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in China. She has spoken […]

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