South Central Asia

Deadly Summer Monsoon Impacts Sri Lanka
Heavy monsoon rain in Sri Lanka has killed at least 13 people and displaced at least 40,000 others since it began in mid-May. The flooding has forced…

Preparing for South Asia’s Summer Monsoon Season
The summer monsoon season, typically between April and September, is associated with heavy, constant rainfall and high humidity. These heavy showers…

OSAC Benchmarking Report: Private-Sector Security in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Starting in 2015, terrorist groups like the ISIS and al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) launched targeted attacks against foreigners,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Demonstration Alert: Chennai (India), Protests against the Expansion of the Sterlite…
Location: Thoothukudi, and throughout Tamil Nadu, India Event: Local media report that protests against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper…

Demonstration Alert: Chennai (India), Protests against U.S. Embassy Relocation to…
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Event: The relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel on May 14 may spark protests, some of which have the…

Demonstration Alert: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Protest in Colombo on May 16, 2018
Location: Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a protest march organized by the Inter- University Buddhist…