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.
Balkans: The president of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, and both confirmed their commitment to cooperation. The Bosnian Serb president also spoke out against what he called anti-Russian hysteria in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Meanwhile, the European Union has decided not to impose sanctions and visa restrictions on Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to a Bosnian minister. How involved will Putin get in the Balkans, and for what purpose?
Japan: Japan has expressed concern over the U.S. decision to suspend military exercises with South Korea. Japan has been worried that