U.S. Sanctions Against Russian White Supremacists Were Long Overdue

A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque, the site of a mass shooting, in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019 (AP photo by Vincent Yu).
A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque, the site of a mass shooting, in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019 (AP photo by Vincent Yu).
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In this current age of American dystopia, it can sometimes be hard to believe there is any part of Washington that still functions, let alone finds consensus on U.S. national security priorities. So the State Department’s designation this week of the ultranationalist, white supremacist Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization came as a pleasant surprise. As counterterrorism experts have been warning for years about the threat posed by the proliferation of white supremacist groups, the move to classify the St. Petersburg-based outfit as a transnational threat is a welcome, if overdue, step in the right direction. The U.S. terrorism […]

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