ISIS continues losing territorial control in 2017, while US is increasing its military presence in the region. However, the risk regarding foreign fighters returning their home countries could continue. Saudi Arabia’s political noise and Riyadh-Tehran rift created uncertainties during the month. North Korea’s recent missile test increased tensions.
The potential increase of tensions between Iran and US and the North Korean crisis are the main hot spots in the month which should be closely monitored. The political uncertainty in Spain after the Catalonian failed independence attempt took up the national and international attention too.
European political arena focused the world attention in September given the German elections and the Catalonian political uncertainty after the referendum vote. North Korea crisis remained as one of the main world threats, as well as the regional instability in Middle East, which increased uncertainties after the Kurdish independency referendum results.