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. 25, 2016 U.S.-Russia: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are meeting in Geneva for a showdown on Syria. Any signs of a breakthrough? Europe-Turkey: Sweden is calling for better relations with Turkey. Germany is threatening to pull out from İncirlik air base. What, if anything, is Europe’s position on Turkey now? Turkey: Turkey’s intervention in Syria appears quite small, with about 20 to 30 tanks and 350 troops. Are there signs of a larger intervention? Iran: Iranian media is filled with articles discussing TV interruption of President Hassan Rouhani’s speech. The Iranian intelligence service is being criticized publicly. This is not dying down. Iran-U.S.: Four small Iranian boats approached a U.S. destroyer. Are we facing a new round of naval tension? Russia: Russia has publicized its new air-to-surface hypersonic […]

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