The Blocking of Terrorist-Related Assets Under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act

May 16, 2002

Christian G. Vergonis

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has embarked upon a vigorous, multifaceted campaign to eradicate the danger posed by Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. The Bush administration has implemented a broad array of tactics to respond to the terrorist threat, including the aggressive investigation and arrests of those with suspected ties to terrorist groups, heightened efforts to coordinate intelligence and policy with other nations, and, of course, active military operations in Afghanistan.

The Blocking of Terrorist-Related Assets Under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act