Near East

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…

OSAC Threat Assessment: 2017 Dubai Airshow
The Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) dates back to 1986 and is billed as a premier event for networking and conducting business within…

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: Manama (Bahrain), Recent IED Detonation and Potential…
An IED targeting the Ministry of Interior (MOI) police recently detonated on Sh. Khalifa bin Salman Highway near the “Burgerland Interchange.” …

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait City (Kuwait), Personal Security Reminder for…
As noted in our Worldwide Caution, terrorist groups remain intent on targeting U.S. citizens, our allies, and our interests. The U.S. Government…