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Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Remove the PKK From the Terror List

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.21.2013 | Home
David L. Phillips

President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a daunting agenda when they met at the White House last week. The Syria crisis was top of the list. The peace process between Turkey and the PKK was also a priority.

Money vs. Facts: The Mujahedin-e Khalq Is a Terrorist Organization

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Reza Marashi

I can no longer remain silent. We are fast approaching a point of no return regarding the MEK's terrorist designation, and my government is running the risk of making a disastrous mistake.

Christina Wilkie

Ex-Governor Probed For Taking Terror Group Speaker Fees | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell acknowledged this week that the Treasury Department is investigating payments he accepted to speak i...

Andrea Stone

'Emerging Threat' From Nigeria, House Panel Report Warns | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Committee on Homeland Security panel released a report Wednesday detailing what it says is an emerging threat from a Nigerian Is...

Andrea Stone

Pressure Grows To Add Haqqani Network To Terrorists List As U.S. Patience Wears Thin | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators Wednesday urged the State Department to designate the al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network as a terrorist organization ...

Christina Wilkie

Dozens Of Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ornate ballroom of the Willard Hotel buzzed with activity on a Saturday morning in July. Crowded together on the stage sat a cadre ...

Iranian Regime's Apologists Jeopardize Fate of Camp Ashraf Residents

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

Since when does being unpopular warrant a spot on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list? The MEK cannot be maintained on the list because it does not meet the State Department's statutory criteria of being engaged in terrorism.

The Real Face of Realpolitik: Camp Ashraf and the U.S. FTO

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

For those of us who remain oceans and continents away from our loved ones, we are forced to live with the fact that our family members at Camp Ashraf are being used as human bargaining chips, mere pawns in the global game of Realpolitik.

Can't Win 'Hearts and Minds' Without Speech

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

The U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult to fight the war on terrorism this week. They removed free speech from the arsenal of weapons available.

Reality Check: Understanding the Politics Behind the MEK's Terrorist Designation

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

The Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) has figured prominently in policy equations between Tehran and Washington since at least 1985. As recently as June 20...

So What to Do with Those Mujahedin Terrorists?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

What is often forgotten in the discussions about the Mujahedin is that it is not only a terrorist organization, but also a cult that brainwashes its members.