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SHEEHAN: Trump’s Torture Stance is Bad Counterterrorism Policy | The Hill | Op-Ed

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SHEEHAN: Trump’s Torture Stance is Bad Counterterrorism Policy | The Hill | Op-Ed | 1 July 2016

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Istanbul on June 28, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs – questions the wisdom of Donald Trump’s embrace of torture as an appropriate counterterrorism tool. The criticism is situated in the context of studies Dr. Sheehan has undertaken over the past ten years on matters related to evidence-based counterterrorism policy. #PDF #PR

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When force disintegrates into barbarism in asymmetric conflicts, as it was shown to do in footage released in 2003 depicting abuse and humiliation of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, the negative effects are magnified. The photographs of U.S. soldiers and CIA personnel abusing Iraqi prisoners was not simply, as Fareed Zakaria (2005) put it, just “bad public relations”:

Ask any soldier in Iraq when the general population really turned against the United States and he will say, ‘Abu Ghraib.’ A few months before the scandal broke, Coalition Provisional Authority polls showed Iraqi support for the occupation at 63 percent. A month after Abu Ghraib, the number was 9 percent.

The lesson: When you brutalize the enemy, there are negative consequences.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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Will Obama, Romney Meet the Commander-in-Chief Test? – Syndicated – Opinion

Posted in analysis, counterterrorism, covert, debate, delisting, democracy, democrat, deterrence, diplomacy, dissident, intelligence, international relations, iran, iran policy committee, iraq, israel, MEK, middle east, military, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, peace, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, presidential election, protest, rajavi, regime change, republican, romney, sheehan, state department, terrorism, threat, war, weapons on October 23, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

SHEEHAN: Will Obama, Romney Meet the Commander-in-Chief Test? – Syndicated – Opinion

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan on how the presidential candidates should tackle Middle East issues in Monday’s foreign policy focused debate.

Nationally Syndicated @: McClatchy, The Sacramento BeeFort Worth Star Telegram, The Kansas City Star

Presidential Election Rally at UB

Posted in debate, democrat, obama, politics, presidential election, republican, rock the vote, romney, sheehan on October 2, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

Join in the festivities at a lively election rally on the eve of the first Presidential Debate at the University of Baltimore.

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Now the Cards are on the Table – Haaretz

Posted in analysis, clinton, counterterrorism, covert, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, foreign policy, international relations, iran, iran policy committee, iraq, israel, MEK, military, NCRI, nuclear, obama, PMOI, preemptive, regime change, romney, sheehan, state department, strike, tanter, terrorism, threat, war, weapons on September 28, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

SHEEHAN & TANTER: Now the Cards are on the Table – Haaretz – Opinion

Professors Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Raymond Tanter take to the pages of Haaretz to address the U.S. decision to remove the Iranian opposition from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

Print Edition: Haaretz Op-Ed Page – September 28, 2012.

It’s Time for Romney to Lead on Iran

Posted in analysis, CIA, counterterrorism, covert, delisting, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, foreign policy, haaretz, iran, israel, larison, MEK, military, NCRI, nuclear, obama, PMOI, politics, preemptive, presidential election, regime change, republican, romney, sheehan, state department, terrorism, the american conservative, threat, war on September 28, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

It’s Time for Romney to Lead on Iran – PJ Tatler – Opinion

I strike back at my critics and call on the Republican nominee to identify regime change in Iran as a priority.

Sheehan Comment on State Department Decision to Correct FTO List

Posted in analysis, CIA, clinton, counterterrorism, covert, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, foreign policy, international relations, iran, iraq, israel, MEK, MI6, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, PMOI, policy, preemptive, regime change, romney, sheehan, state department, tanter, terrorism, threat, war, weapons on September 21, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan’s statement on the Department of State’s announcement on September 21 that it will remove the Iranian opposition organization, Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI), from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

“Secretary Clinton’s decision to remove MEK/ PMOI from the Department of State’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list is an important step toward correcting U.S.-Iran policy. The delisting was necessary to ensure that the list remains a credible tool for countering actual terrorist threats and is a victory for those concerned with the protection of civil liberties. The move also sends a clear signal to Tehran that U.S. counterterrorism policy will not be politicized, nor will the Iranian opposition be used as a source of leverage in negotiations. As the Iranian regime expands its arc of influence and closes ranks with Shiite officials in Baghdad, the democratic cause in the Middle East- to which the U.S. has contributed so much- must now shift to the promotion of democratic change in Tehran. Such change is best accomplished from within and U.S. officials must now turn their attention to the protection of opposition members against persecution and back organized efforts to promote grassroots change.”

Sheehan Speaks with Newt Gingrich at National Press Club

Posted in analysis, clinton, counterterrorism, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, foreign policy, gingrich, global, international relations, iran, iraq, MEK, national press club, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, PMOI, policy, preemptive, regime change, romney, sheehan, state department, terrorism, threat, war, weapons on September 14, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan introduces former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2012. The event, U.S.-Iran Relations: A Policy Perspective- Past, Present and Future, features formal remarks delivered by Speaker Gingrich and a question and answer session on changes needed to correct U.S. policy toward Iran.

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