In our assessment, targeted sanctions on Iran are more likely to have an impact than is designating the IRGC as a terrorist entity.
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The Case for Designating the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Militias as Foreign Terrorist Organizations
As Russian occupation of four Ukrainian territories rages on, the U.S. may have an additional tool in its arsenal: designating the Russian-backed separatist forces, the Donetsk People’s Militia and the Luhansk People’s Militia, as foreign terrorist organizations.
The growing prevalence of terrorist ideologies that organize and encourage attacks without formal organizational structures will require analysts and policymakers to rethink their definitions.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's unusual request to be removed from the U.S. terrorism lists is unlikely to be fulfilled, but this reflects bureaucratic inertia and political incentives as much as the group's radical politics.
The United States needs to designate the Russian private military company as a foreign terrorist organization to limit its violent activities not only in Ukraine but also throughout Africa and the Middle East.
The label misunderstands the conflict and would harm Yemeni civilians more than the Houthis themselves.
A label is different from enforcement—it's about sending a signal.
The State Department Should Designate the Russian Imperial Movement as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
Designation of the Russian Imperial Movement as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist is an important step, but it should be designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization, too.
If Trump or Congress Decides the Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist Organization, Brace for the Blowback
In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump called to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.” Members of Congress and Trump's cabinet appointees have made clear that one of the ways they intend to approach this is by expanding the number of groups designated as terrorist organizations.
Certain segments of the American Right have long been spoiling to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization under the material support statute. And now that Donald Trump is president, talk of designating the Brotherhood is heating up. Sen.