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.
Israel, Iran: Israel wasted no time raising the pressure on Iran with another round of airstrikes against what monitors say were weapons depots and missile launchers operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps at an outpost south of Damascus. (Unsurprisingly, the head of the IRGC welcomed the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal.) This comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, are off to Moscow for a chat with Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s a lot for us to track, though troop movements on either side are at