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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…

Update on ISIL and U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Status
The fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), and subsequent movement of the group south along the Tigris River…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

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…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Upcoming National Elections
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would like to remind U.S. citizens of upcoming Iraqi National Elections on April 30, 2014. The U.S. government fully…