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.
Russia: Russia has hosted a conference of representatives from the Democratic Union Party, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Gorran, Kurdistan Free Life Party, Peoples’ Democratic Party and Islamic Union of Kurdistan, all Kurdish groups of varying strength and influence from different states in the Middle East. Let’s find out when this conference was planned and if it is an annual conference that Russia holds. Aside from the conference, let’s also determine what Russia is doing, if anything, with these groups on the ground in the states and areas where they have influence.
China: An ongoing protest at an