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.
North Korea: North Korean and South Korean officials met on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting, and North Korea said entreaties from South Korea for talks lacked sincerity. U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the United States is preparing for pre-emptive war with North Korea. The United Nations levied new sanctions against Pyongyang, and China is urging the North to stop its missile tests. We’ve been watching North Korea for a while, and there isn’t a reason to change our assessment, but let’s consider the possibility that all of this political drama might