Adil E. Shamoo

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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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously
The slide towards bleak historical periods can be difficult to recognize in the moment — often it only seems obvious in retrospect. But it’s hard to miss in the U.S. in this early part of the 21 st century. Dangerous signs are everywhere. In the New Yorker , Robin Wright writes of a coming Civil...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Yemen Policy is Creating More Terrorists
As Iraq finally pries the death grip of the Islamic State off of its bloodied form, you’d think US policy would reflect the lessons learned from killing innocent civilians and destroying the basic functions of a nation. Instead, more than a decade of using drones to “target” suspected terrorists,...
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Friday, June 30, 2017
Trump: Toward War in the Middle East
The United States is at war in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and possibly soon in Iran as well. Donald Trump has also sided with Saudi Arabia in its bloodless conflict with Qatar. The Saudi Arabia-Qatar standoff is no less serious than the other hot wars. The two countries are extremely...
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Trump Lies; Ethics Dies
In the White House, anti-science, alt-facts and frequent lying are commonplace, and it is taking a toll on our youngest generation. President Trump’s reaction to the recent job report from the Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics is one of the most recent demonstrations of this alt-...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A Malignant Attack on American Values
Lies. Conflicts of interest. Refusals to share tax returns. Nepotism . The country is reeling from an ethical cancer that is overtaking the new administration, its cronies, and supporters who are willing to forgo standards of ethics in order to win victories on a slate of issues. This lapse in...
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Sunday, January 29, 2017
America Should Look in the Mirror
Esteban Santiago, the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter, is an Iraq war veteran. Prior to executing five innocent people and wounding seven, he told the FBI that voices were telling him to watch ISIS videos. Although clearly exhibiting the possible symptoms of a thought disorder, the authorities were...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Last Days of Democracy?
The recent presidential campaign season brought political pornography to the American people. Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, his senior counselor and chief strategist, have ushered in a new dark age of American politics. As the former head of the alt-right, nationalist website Breitbart News,...
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Right Way to Defeat Terrorism
The recent attacks on Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are just the most recent examples of the horrific terrorist acts taking place around the world. The Islamic State’s recent bombing in Baghdad killed 250 people and wounded hundreds. The uptick of ISIS murderous attacks is likely due...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
The Saudi Slaughter in Yemen
Although the Saudis have promised a high-level committee to investigate civilian deaths from their airstrikes in Yemen, they continue to strike civilian targets with countless deaths and destructions. For instance, among those recently killed in an airstrike on an abandon cement factory were “...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The US Should Not Accompany Saudi Arabia Over the Cliff
Like other totalitarian regimes that have no legitimacy and no base of support, the Saudis are wrapping themselves in religion. Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and currently Bashar al-Assad – the heads of the Baath party in Iraq and Syria – both played the religious card. However, Baathist doctrine in...
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