State-Supported Terrorism and the U.S. Courts: Some Foreign Policy Problems

96 American Society of International Law Proceedings, pp. 251-254, 2002

11 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2013

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Barry E. Carter

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Terrorism is an evil that the United States and other civilized countries should combat aggressively. Fortunately, these countries have many tools they can use in their fight against terrorism, among them military force (as we have just demonstrated in Afghanistan), covert actions, and a variety of economic sanctions against a country or group that supports terrorists. These sanctions -- which would preferably be applied in union with other countries, though unilaterally if necessary -- can include freezing assets, as well as ending or limiting U.S. government programs (ranging from landing rights to foreign aid), cutting off exports to or imports from the country supporting terrorists, denying it credit or investment funds, and working in the multilateral banks to block loans to the country.

Keywords: state-sponsored terrorism, national security, material support for terrorism

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Carter, Barry E., State-Supported Terrorism and the U.S. Courts: Some Foreign Policy Problems (2002). 96 American Society of International Law Proceedings, pp. 251-254, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2309536

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