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Turkey Pays Former CIA Director and Lobbyists to Misrepresent Attacks on Kurds and ISIS

Harut Sassounian | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Harut Sassounian

Among the U.S. lobbyists for Turkey, perhaps the most questionable is Porter Goss, CIA Director from 2004 to 2006, who has agreed to sell his soul and possibly U.S. national secrets for a fistful of Turkish Liras.

Foreign Lobbyist Gets Free Platform at Georgetown University, Atlantic Council

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The specter of foreign powers and their lobbyists distorting America's democratic system may worry ordinary Americans, but it seems that few inside the Beltway share their concerns.

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

Foreign Lobbying Regulation: A History

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) has had a long -- and spotty -- history. Pushed through in 1938 by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, it was intended to help blunt what authorities here believed was an intensifying propaganda blitz by Germany.

FARA's Failings: Or How The DOJ Fails To Monitor Foreign Lobbying

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zephyr Teachout

While Obama burnishes his diplomatic credentials abroad, it's becoming clear that people like Bush bundler Stephen Payne are conducting all but unregulated diplomacy and shaping foreign policy.