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, April 03, 2013
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
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 08, 2012
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
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 08, 2011
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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Friday, July 08, 2011
US Needs to Completely Quit Iraq
With U.S. casualties mounting again in Iraq, the Obama administration should not go back on its commitment to pull out. June saw 15 U.S. soldiers die in Iraq, the most in three years.
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