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.
Turkey: General elections are coming up on June 24. Keep an eye on the polls. What are the scenarios in play, and how, if at all, will they affect Turkish policy?
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry is touting last month’s operation in which it retook land under Armenian control. The defense minister said Azerbaijan’s armed forces were preparing to liberate additional “occupied territories.” Perhaps Azerbaijan simply wanted to take advantage of political chaos in Armenia to grab a bit of territory, but we should be open to the possibility that this could be a prelude to something much larger.