Near East

Annual Briefing 2018 - Global Security Perceptions v. Reality: Indicators to Assess Risk - The Jordanian Case Study
This report was produced as part of OSAC's Annual Briefing Series. Private-sector security managers often view Jordan as the ideal location for…

Government Formation Impact to Lebanon’s Economic & Political Trajectory
In May 2018, Lebanon held its first parliamentary elections since 2009 and shortly thereafter launched the process to form a new government. The pace…

Basrah Ordered Departure (UPDATE: Temporary Suspension of Operations)
UPDATE: On October 18, 2018, the Department of State ordered the temporary suspension of operations at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. This…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Jerusalem, Alterations to Travel Restrictions in Northern Israel
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has lifted the temporary travel restrictions on U.S. government employees and their family members conducting personal…