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.
Moldova: Moldova’s president called for the country’s breakaway Trans-Dniester region to be given special status within Moldova. Multiparty talks should be able to solve the dispute, the president said. He made the statements during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after U.S. and Russian officials met to discuss the status of Ukraine and its breakaway regions. The timing is no coincidence. We need to identify other areas that will be affected by a Ukraine settlement and look for subtle signs that could indicate the talks are progressing.
U.S., Pakistan: The U.S., China, Pakistan and Afg