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.
Saudi Arabia: Late May 15, extremists attacked Saudi security forces using a rocket-propelled grenade in Qatif province, killing one soldier. Another attack in Qatif on May 12 targeted laborers at a development project. We need to determine if this is the beginning of a new stage of Shiite unrest in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing eastern provinces.
Cyberattack: Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked the vulnerability in Windows software that enabled the WannaCry malware attack to rapidly spread May 12, has announced that in June it will begin leaking and selling new tools that can be used to launch more