East Asia & Pacific

The Evolving Threat to Soft Targets in East-Asia & the Pacific: Capabilities
This report was produced as part of OSAC's Annual Briefing Series. The rise of ISIL has had a profound impact on the capabilities of Islamist…

OSAC Assessment: FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup (PNG)
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from November 13—December 3, 2016. During the tournament,…

Large Rallies Expected in Indonesia on Nov 4
Media reporting indicates the likelihood of large-scale protests in central Jakarta and other cities of Indonesia on Friday, November 4. According to…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jakarta (Indonesia), Large-Scale Prayer Gathering in…
Indonesian media reports and government officials indicate that a number of organizations will hold a large-scale “mass prayer gathering” in central…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Manila (Philippines), Holiday Security Guidance
The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens to take preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Manila (Philippines), Manila Protests November 30
The U.S. Embassy in Manila has been informed of a demonstration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The demonstrators are…