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.
North Korea: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Jan. 7 that North Korea must stop conducting missile tests before the United States will negotiate with Pyongyang. How should we interpret this statement? Her comments came days before North Korea and South Korea are scheduled to hold talks. The U.S. Navy also announced on Jan. 7 that the USS Carl Vinson is en route to the Western Pacific and that the USS Wasp will soon arrive at the Sasebo naval base in Japan.
Venezuela: Venezuela’s government ordered shops to cut food prices following recent shortages, resulting in long lines at super