Near East

The Geopolitics of Kuwait’s Security Landscape
The Persian Gulf region is home to major political and military rivals, raising the potential for geopolitical conflict. With a history of conflict,…

Upcoming Elections in the Middle East & North Africa
Presidential and parliamentary elections often result in policy changes or political shifts. These developments can often lead to civil unrest, which…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Demonstration Alert: Beirut (Lebanon), February 5 Protest in Dbayeh
A demonstration is expected to take place on February 5, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm near Awkar Square. The group intends to protest the situation in…

Security Alert: Manama (Bahrain), Anniversary Date Security
Anniversary dates of significant events in Bahrain – including February 14th – typically experience a higher volume of violent protest activity;…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Cairo (Egypt), Two Terrorist Attacks in Helwan
The U.S. Embassy is currently tracking two terrorist attacks that have occurred south of Maadi in the city of Helwan. The Embassy reminds all U.S.…