Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Diplomatic Crisis du Jour 

Laura Rozen offers a foreign-policy conundrum:
{I}f a State Department-designated terrorist group is claiming to provide intelligence (its quality unspecified for the purposes of our hypothesizing) on a hostile regime's nuclear program, should a government work with them? Should it wait to get them off the terrorist list first? Or not? And what kind of nod would a government official need to go ahead and try to work with the group? I think it's a serious trade off and not a simple question.
Why does she ask? Because Iran has just busted up an MEK spy ring that was reportedly doing just that.

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