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.
Iran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly reopened the case of the death of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Yet Rouhani did not attend a ceremony commemorating Rafsanjani’s life on Jan. 9. What, if anything, does this have to do with the recent bout of unrest?
Belarus: There are reports that the political opposition in Belarus may soon stage protests against the government, which has been accused of planning to rig local elections. The country has been simmering for some time, of course, and President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for even longer. Still, we need to develop