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.
U.S., North Korea: The U.S. and South Korea have made efforts to moderate expectations ahead of the June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore. South Korea’s president reminded the public that the talks are only the start of a long demilitarization process. The White House said that talks were progressing quickly and that President Donald Trump would leave the evening of June 12. What are the realistic possibilities here?
Azerbaijan, Armenia: Azerbaijani troops said they “liberated” a village and surrounding territory from Armenian occupation in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan. An Armenian Defe