What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you.
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Items from Jan. 2
Iran: Iranian state TV accused protesters of trying to take over police stations and military bases. Are there any hints that a militant organization is trying to exploit the instability? What should we be watching for that would suggest the government is under serious threat?
Finding: The Iranian government has said Saudi Arabia is stoking the protests, particularly through social media. It also