The Politics of Listing Terrorist Organizations

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 08/22/2007 12:00 am EDT

Following media reports last week that the Bush administration is moving to blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, terrorism experts are now wondering whether Canada, given its close ties with the U.S., will follow suit. In the past when an entity is listed as a terrorist organization south of the border, Canada follows by doing the same and the trend is likely to continue, said John Thompson, executive director of the Toronto-based Mackenzie Institute, a think-tank that studies terrorism and political extremism.

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