Near East > Iraq

Upcoming Elections in the Middle East & North Africa
Presidential and parliamentary elections often result in policy changes or political shifts. These developments can often lead to civil unrest, which…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Protests in Iraq
U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that protests in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region turned violent on December 18 and 19, leading to deaths and…

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.…