In different ways, many countries have allowed terrorism to flourish. It’s easy, and correct, to call Iran a sponsor of terrorism—but should Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and even Belgium be on the list?
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So now that France is "at war" with radical Islam, now that 1.6 million people and forty heads of state and prime ministers have turned out in the streets of Paris, now that the costs to a society
Two hearings in one week on bitcoin. On Monday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on virtual currencies.
A veteran administration official emailed me just now in response to my piece last night on congressional Republicans and the shutdown: "Nice Piece (on the shutdown)," the official writes. "You are right about the impact it is having. Our sanctions efforts are crippled: Nobody home to detect violations or go after violators." Great.
Keep it up, guys.
Cambridge University Press has made this cache of terrorism articles from its international relations journals available for free--until October 6. Check 'em out.
Speaking of OFAC, the 9th Circuit Just Ruled Against Its Designation Process...But Also Found It Didn't Matter as to al-Haramain
Speaking of OFAC's process for sanctions designations, the 9th Circuit has just ruled against it in a case involving the constitutionality of its designation process, though it also held that the designation of the plaintiff (al-Haramain) was appropriate. The opinion concludes:
In summary, we hold as follows: