Near East

Pistachios and Saffron: Investigating the Iranian Cyber Threat
Scrutiny over Iran’s offensive cyber operations made headlines again in mid-April when researchers published an investigative report dubbed Project…

Saudi Arabia Security Benchmarking
Over the past year, security in Saudi Arabia has been of increasing concern for OSAC constituents. This survey is designed to benchmark the security…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Embassy Restrictions on Travel…
Following the May 22 attack on a Shia mosque in Qatif, U.S. Embassy Riyadh and Consulates General Dhahran and Jeddah are restricting all government…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Recent Suicide Bombing in…
As reported in the media, on May 22 a suicide bomber attacked a Shi’ite-affiliated mosque in Al Qadeeh in the Qatif Governorate, reportedly killing…