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. United Kingdom: On March 29, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the negotiation process that will result in the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. On the same day, Scotland’s Parliament voted 69-59 in favor of holding another referendum on independence from the U.K. The United Kingdom’s future is now in question. We need to vigilantly track independence movements among nations in the U.K. Syria: The Wall Street Journal reported that Islamic State fighters and loyalists are fleeing Raqqa after IS warned of the potential collapse of the nearby Tabqa Dam. While some fighters and reinforcements have reportedly returned to the city, their overall numbers have declined. We need to find any corroborating evidence for this report and determine if IS is planning to abandon the city. Ukraine: The Polish Consulate in Lutsk, Ukraine was […]

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