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.
U.S., Iran: The director of U.S. intelligence sent a letter to Iranian officials warning them over the increasingly aggressive behavior of Iranian security forces in Iraq. What forces does the U.S. have in Iraq? Where are they, and what are they doing? What about Iranian forces? Does either country have plans to increase troop levels? The answers to these questions will help us assess if the U.S. can enforce any threats against Iran.
Ukraine: The former leader of the Luhansk People’s Republic was accused by members of his own battalion of aiding the Ukrainian special services. This comes after he lost co