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.
China: Beijing has sent its vice minister of foreign affairs to Washington – the second delegation to visit the capital this week. The purpose of the first was to discuss North Korea and trade. Can we determine the purpose of the second? Is it normal for Beijing to send such an official the way it has?
Israel: The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump intends to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there accordingly. What would the move involve? Which Palestinian groups are planning to protest the move? How are other countries of the region reacting?