South Central Asia

Annual Briefing 2018 - India: Social Media Disinformation, Communal Tensions, and the 2019 General Elections
In India, political parties have occasionally capitalized on inter-ethnic or religious differences to stoke communal violence in an effort to court…

OSAC Threat Assessment: World Nomad Games
The 3rd World Nomad Games (WNG) will take place in the resort city of Cholpon-Ata, in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul oblast, from September 2-8. Initiated by…

Bangladesh Student Protests Turn Violent
Following a July 29 traffic accident that killed two students, there have been a series of protests throughout Dhaka and other major cities across…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Demonstration Alert: Lahore (Pakistan), Demonstration Along Mall Road
A large demonstration is expected in Lahore along Mall Road, beginning at 11:00am on November 15, 2018,

Security Alert: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Large Political Demonstration
A political demonstration of up to 15,000 participants is expected on November 15

Weather Alert: General Chennai (India), Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15.