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.
Syria: The Turkish government summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors to express “discomfort” over violence in Idlib, Syria. Are we seeing a serious breakdown in cooperation among the three countries?
Turkey: The Turkish government said it will mediate between Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. The standoff that followed the KRG’s secession referendum in September 2017 seems to have ended – Iran reopened its border crossings with the region, and KRG President Massoud Barzani resigned. So what is there to talk about?
Turkey: Turkish newspaper Haberturk reported tha