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.
Southeast Asia: A report from the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, claims that China can regulate the flow of the Mekong River by withholding as much as 27 percent of the river’s flow. This gives Beijing a lot of leverage over food production in Southeast Asian countries, many of which it is already butting heads with over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Find out how accurate the report is.
Turkey, Greece: Turkey flew F-16s in Greek airspace for 20 minutes on June 5. The move is a response to an ongoing diplomatic dispute regarding Turkish soldiers who allegedly fled to Greece to escape