Near East > Iraq

Kurdish Independence Referendum Fallout & Impact
On September 25, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) held an independence referendum in an effort to secede from Iraq and attain full autonomy. Widely…

Annual Briefing 2017: Examining Regional Minority Violence in the Middle East - Iraq & Syria
This report was produced as part of OSAC's Annual Briefing Series. Over the last decade, Iraq and Syria have each been hubs for internal conflict…

The Reopening of the Iraqi-Jordanian Border Crossing
On August 30, Iraq and Jordan reopened their shared border crossing, known as Al-Karamah in Jordan and Turaibil in Iraq. The crossing has been closed…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Expanded Temporary Movement…
The U.S. Embassy is expanding its temporary movement restriction to include movements both inside and outside the international zone in response to…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Temporary Movement Restriction
The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may spark violent protests. In response, the U.S.…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Personal Security
The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv…