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Goulka writes about American politics and culture. His current work is focused
on security, race, and the Republican Party, of which he is a former member.
His recent work has been featured in Salon, TheAmerican
Jeremiah was an analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he conducted research on
national security, criminal justice, and diversity. He deployed to Baghdad to
study detainee issues for the report, The
Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq: A Policy Conundrum, of which he was lead
author. He served as the legal staffer for the Congressionally-mandated
Military Leadership Diversity Commission, and he was a member of the RAND
research team that helped end the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.
was an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, hired in the Attorney
General’s Honors Graduate Program (before it was politicized). He worked in the
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, representing the United States in
constitutional, foreign affairs, and administrative litigation in federal and
state courts. He has been a Professor of Policy Analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a Visiting
Fellow at the Northwestern University School of Law Center for International
Human Rights, and a Tutor in American History at the University of
MEK Still Isn't OK
In light of the unprecedented lobbying effort made to get the MEK delisted, in which prominent former officials received tens of thousands of dollars to speak on the group's behalf, it looks highly politicized. To limit the damage from its decision, the State Department needs to make it powerfully clear that the United States does not support the MEK. That will take a lot of work, because the MEK will flaunt the delisting.