South Central Asia

Nepal's Constitution-Protest Violence
After two earthquakes caused extensive devastation in April and May, Nepal is once again gripped with instability-- this time over its new…

Afghan Security After Mullah Omar
On July 30, after years of speculation and rumors about Afghan Taliban emir Mullah Omar’s death, the Afghan National Directorate of Security…

Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections: A Security Primer
Maithripala Sirisena defeated Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a surprising turn of events in January that ended Rajapaksa’s…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Possible Planned Attack
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following threat information against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: As of late August 2015, militants…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Taimani Attack Threat
As of mid-August 2015, Afghan Taliban insurgents are planning to carry out an attack against a compound possibly located in the Taimani area of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Heightened Security Environment
In light of a wave of recent attacks and surge in civilian casualties, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reiterates the heightened security environment and…