East Asia & Pacific

NGOs Draw Ire in Burma's Rakhine State
The Department of State has advised U.S. citizens not to travel to Burma’s Rakhine state following recent incidents of violence. At the root of the…

Bangkok Violence Intensifies
With gun fire and small-scale explosions becoming a regular part of the protest landscape in Bangkok, the situation appears to be escalating.

Bangkok Security Benchmarking Update
This is a follow-up to the Thailand Benchmarking Survey conducted by members of the Bangkok Country Council, the Pan Asia Regional Council, and other…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Sydney (Australia), Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita
The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney advises U. S. citizens residing or traveling in northern Queensland about the threat of Severe Tropical Cyclone…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tokyo (Japan), Tsunami Advisory
The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling along the coast of Japan that the Japan Meteorological Agency has posted a tsunami advisory…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Suva Warns of Tropical Cyclone Lusi
The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Fiji that a tropical cyclone alert, a damaging heavy swell warning,…