Look across the Atlantic and you will find that the UK delisted the group in 2008, and the following year the Council of the European Union removed it from the list of designated terrorist organisations. The only people left to benefit from MEK's current status in the US are the Mullahs of Iran.
This Sunday marks our Easter Sunday. That is always special. But this year there are two days next week with special significance for the Iranian dissidents. One is a day of mourning incidentally the Easter Sunday; the other a day of anticipation.
The start of the Persian New Year on Tuesday 20 March should have been a happy occasion, but for freedom-loving Iranians in Iraq it began on a note of sadness with the death of a 44-year-old electrical expert, Amir-Mostofian.
For us, as usual there's more at stake in Afghanistan than our war on terror, women being forced to wear burkas and our international reputation. There are big, big bucks in the form of natural gas and minerals. And there's one more thing...narcotics.
Camp Ashraf has been home to 3400 Iranian dissidents in Iraq for the past 25 years. The residents, men and women, are members of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the principal Iranian opposition movement.
Homosexual behaviour has been observed in more than 500 species of animal, including nearly all common insects. If you're a bedbug or a club-tailed dragonfly or a flour beetle, then just like a human being you have a one in 10 chance of fancying a member of your own sex.
Over the past few years a steadily increasing chorus of voices have been warning about anti-democratic legislation finding its way into the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. Hillary Clinton joined these voices last week in remarks she gave at a conference.
I can't quite claim a full three decades with HIV. It was in 1984 that I turned up at a clinic with a crop of throat ulcers so impressive the doctor had a photo taken. In retrospect, they were my first HIV symptom.
Amidst the modernity of South Korea it's hard to imagine it was ever poor, that the proud grandparents were ever hungry children. If we get Busan right, then it may be just as hard one day for anyone to imagine Africa as anything other than the prosperous continent it deserves to be.
The time for words is over. Concrete actions are now essential to safeguard the residents of Camp Ashraf. The US has the power to help them. If not, 2012, a crucial election year, risks starting with a tragedy that the world could have stopped.
As the tenth anniversary of the US/ UK military intervention in Afghanistan approaches this Friday 7 October, there will be much reflection on what has been achieved. Thousands of lives have been lost and billions of dollars spent. Yet the future of Afghanistan remains far from certain.