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.
Ukraine: There are reports that Ukraine has imposed new sanctions against Russian companies and plans to cut diplomatic ties with Russia. Kiev also broke an agreement with Moscow on the supply of arms and military equipment. Ukraine appears to be escalating tensions at a time when the United States and Russia are negotiating a settlement. We need to compare these moves and any recent fighting to previous actions by these parties.
Philippines, China: Manila said it scrapped a plan to build a fisherman’s shelter on an occupied reef in the Spratly Islands because of Chinese pressure. This comes a day after