Adil E. Shamoo

Adil E. Shamoo is a senior analyst at Foreign Policy In Focus, and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He writes on ethics and public policy. He can be reached at: ashamoo@umaryland.edu.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:15pm
Treat ISIS Like an Onion
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a symptom—not the cause—of turbulence in the Middle East. It is a symptom of oppressive, corrupt, and undemocratic regimes supported and manipulated by the United States, Europe, and Iraq’s neighbors, including Iran, to serve their own interests. ISIS,...
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After helping to precipitate Iraq’s slide into sectarian violence, the U.S. should not make matters worse by providing money or arms or boots on the ground to a fundamentally compromised Iraqi government. (Photo: U.S. Army / Flickr) Views
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 8:30am
US Forces: Stay Out of Iraq
The headlines and pundits alike are spouting the traditional clichés about Iraq: Baghdad is falling. Iraq is splitting into three parts. Shias and Sunnis have been fighting for a thousand years. We heard many of the same claims during the heightened sectarian conflict in Iraq from 2005 to 2007. But...
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Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:19pm
Forget Red Lines: Obama Should Eat His Words on Syria
The good news? President Obama’s surprise decision to consult Congress about launching a U.S. strike on Syria has returned crucial powers to the people’s representatives, allowing a much-needed public discussion about the U.S. stake—or lack thereof—in Syria’s civil war.
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Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:53am
Egypt’s Treacherous Road
Egyptians continue to find themselves in the throes of a revolution that began in January of 2011. Rarely are these easy periods for any nation, but now the darkness of oppression has brought the worst upon the people of Egypt.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:57pm
On the Brink of Another War of Choice
President Barack Obama stands on the brink of engaging the United States in another war of choice in the Middle East.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:45am
After Iraq, Climbing Out of the Moral Abyss
The only message our children will take away from the war in Iraq is that if you repeat a boldfaced lie enough, it will someday become accepted truth. And as a corollary, saving face is much more important than admitting a mistake, no matter how destructive the outcome.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 11:22am
What Bush's War on Iraq Wrought
All indicators are pointing to a looming sectarian civil war on Iraq’s horizon. It is possible to avoid this civil war, but so far, the country’s leaders are not willing to compromise, and outside parties show little interest in stopping it.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:46pm
A New Middle East Agenda for Obama
In his first term, President Barack Obama’s vision for the Middle East failed to materialize. Because he failed to deliver on his promise to redefine America’s relationship with the Islamic world, he alienated Arabs and Muslims. Because he proved unable or unwilling to press the case for peace in Israel-Palestine against a right-wing Israeli prime minister, he alienated Israelis and pro-Israel Americans alike.
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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 12:13pm
No to War with Iran
Israel and the United States have waged a campaign of cyberwarfare and covert operations against Iran for the past several years. If Iran had taken similar actions toward Israel or the United States, we would have considered it a declaration of open war.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:25pm
Bahrain's Courageous Doctors
The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing the regime.
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