East Asia & Pacific

Primer on Thailand's Roadmap to Democracy
May 22 marked the four year anniversary of a peaceful military transition that saw General Prayuth Chan-ocha and the National Council for Peace and…

New Legislation Prompts Protests across Vietnam
A number of recent legislative decisions have sparked uncharacteristically large demonstrations across Vietnam, including isolated incidents of…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Health Alert: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Polio in Morobe Province
On July 12, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a Level 2 Travel Warning for Papua New Guinea (PNG) regarding the recent outbreak of Polio…

Weather Alert: Chengdu (China), Severe Rainstorms in Sichuan Province
Severe rainstorms have impacted significant areas of Sichuan Province, resulting in flight delays, road closures, landslides, and train service…