Intelligence Law Glossary - Government of a Foreign Country


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Government of a Foreign Country

Statutory Law

22 U.S.C. § 611(e) (2010) (Title 22—Chapter 11: Foreign Agents and Propaganda: Registration of Foreign Propagandists)

As used in and for the purposes of this Act—
(e) The term "government of a foreign country" includes any person or group of persons exercising sovereign de facto or de jure political jurisdiction over any country, other than the United States, or over any part of such country, and includes any subdivision of any such group and any group or agency to which such sovereign de facto or de jure authority or functions are directly or indirectly delegated. Such term shall include any faction or body of insurgents within a country assuming to exercise governmental authority whether such faction or body of insurgents has or has not been recognized by the United States;