Near East > Iraq

Identifying Power Vacuums: A Look at Iraq and Libya (2014 OSAC Annual Briefing Whitepaper)
During the summer of 2014, power vacuums across the Middle East and North Africa gave way to internal conflicts and insecurity, escalating risks to…

ISIL Threat in Iraqi Kurdistan Region
On August 10, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Travel Warning for Iraq, warning against all but essential travel to Iraq. The Travel Warning…

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Presentation
In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gained significant territory in central and northwest Iraq. This presentation features…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Int'l School Terror Threat
A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Continued Danger Posed by Extremists…
In light of the continued danger posed by extremists operating in Iraq, we wish to reiterate our standing warning of potential threats against U.S.…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Ongoing Military Action in Mosul
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens resident in Iraq of ongoing large-scale military action between insurgent and terrorist groups and Iraqi…