U.S. Prosecution of “Global Terrorist” Ends in Guilty Plea for Shipping Chickens

by Gareth Smyth For many years the United States Treasury, plus some ‘experts’ and media outlets, have assured us that Kassem Tajideen is a “terrorist financier.” In 2009 the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named the Lebanese businessman,… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions Policy Increasingly Throttles Free Trade in Ideas

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In 1988, as legislators were creating the legal basis for the modern use of economic sanctions as a tool of American foreign policy, an important amendment was added to two laws, the Trading With the Enemy Act… Continue Reading  

Anti-Boeing Bill Offers Early Iran Test for Trump

by Jim Lobe Will a President Trump intend to put U.S. business first and preserve and expand the U.S. manufacturing workforce as part of his plan to make America great again? Or will he hold to the reflexive anti-Iran positions… Continue Reading  

US Is Delaying Iran’s Return to Global Economic Community

by Peter Jenkins and Peter Oborne It is a year on Thursday since Iran and the West struck their historic nuclear deal. It is in deep trouble – and the fault lies with the United States. Iran promised to cut back… Continue Reading  

Will FATF Acknowledge Iran’s Progress on Its Financial Sector?

by Tyler Cullis Later this month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing—will issue a new public statement regarding jurisdictions with deficient anti-money-laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing… Continue Reading