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: An interesting story has emerged in Israel. In January, the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, arrested a Turkish national. On Feb. 12, the Shin Bet said its investigation revealed Hamas had been in direct contact with Turkey, which is funding the Palestinian group. Also arrested was an Arab-Israeli man who allegedly served as the money middleman. This may cut against one of our forecasts for 2018 – that mutual problems with Iran would bring Israel and Turkey closer together. To find out if this is the case, we should uncover the extent to which Turkey supports Hamas, which has traditiona