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5/18/2021 OSAC Analysis

Vaccination rollout against the coronavirus pandemic has been sluggish in the East Asia Pacific region. Originally, the region was among the most successful in the world at implementing successful mitigation measures aga...

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1/24/2020 OSAC Analysis

The CDC has issued a blanket Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Polio in parts of Africa and Asia. The notice urges enhanced safety precautions for travelers to 22 countries whose limited health systems, poor sanitation pr...

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8/29/2019 OSAC Analysis

Residents of most industrialized western countries are used to freedom of speech at some level, usually restricted only when it has the potential to harm others. But some locations – including some of the more popular co...

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4/17/2019 OSAC Analysis

In 2018, the U.S. Department of State introduced the Travel Advisory system. Fifteen months after the system went into effect, the Department has unveiled its first significant modification: the addition of a new, separa...

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5/18/2017 OSAC Analysis

Recent advisories of potential kidnapping operations targeting foreigners in the central Philippines have raised concerns among the U.S. private sector that the threat of kidnapping in the country could be expanding nort...

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4/4/2017 OSAC Analysis

Brunei, Malaysia, and the Indonesian province of Aceh all enforce at least some form of Sharia law, a civil and criminal legislative framework derived from the legal precepts of Islam. While the application of Sharia law...

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2/15/2017 OSAC Analysis

On February 12, North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a new type of medium- to long-range missile, marking the latest violation of UN security resolutions barring the country from pursuing ballistic missile technolo...

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1/30/2017 OSAC Analysis

ISIL’s broad and inclusive guidance, coupled with its decentralized command and control structures outside of Iraq and Syria, has granted its global sympathizers considerable discretion in determining the targets of thei...

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7/20/2016 OSAC Analysis

In June, the first ISIL propaganda video featuring footage from the Philippines was published on social media. The video may confirm links between ISIL in Iraq and Syria and their supporters in Southeast Asia, and point...

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9/29/2015 OSAC Analysis

On September 24, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur released a Security Message urging U.S. citizens to avoid Jalan Alor and the immediate surrounding areas due to credible threat information regarding a potential terroris...

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