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.
Russia, Armenia: Russia and Armenia are at odds over Yerevan’s economic ties with the European Union. Last week, Armenia signed the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, which is meant to improve bilateral ties with the EU. Russian media has been very critical of the move. Why are the Russians so upset over this deal? Does this split indicate a permanent geopolitical shift in the Armenian-Russian relationship and in the Caucasus?
China, U.S.: A high-level Chinese military delegation met with U.S. generals in Washington on Nov. 29. The meeting has not been widely publicized. We need to figure