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.
Israel: There is renewed discussion in the media of Israel’s concern over the Islamic State in the Golan Heights. What is the Islamic State’s status in Syria, specifically on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights? Who is fighting IS now?
Palestinian Territories: The leader of the Fatah party accused the Iranian government of impeding reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah. How much influence – including financial support, arms supplies and so on – does Iran have among the Palestinians now?
Ukraine: Ukraine’s prosecutor general said that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who