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How to Fix Our Police Departments

How to Fix Our Police Departments

March 13, 2015 at 2:43 am

CNN 03/12/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Hank Johnson Editor’s Note: “Hank Johnson represents Georgia’s 4th Congressional District and serves on the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees. Michael Shank, a former congressional staffer, is adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. The views […]

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How to Stop Libya Becoming Another Iraq

How to Stop Libya Becoming Another Iraq

June 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm

CNN 06/26/14 By Michael Shank and Najla Elmangoush Editor’s note: Najla Elmangoush is the dean of Centre of Gender Studies at the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies in Tripoli. Michael Shank is the associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George […]

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Ukraine Crisis Underscores Need for Renewables Push

Ukraine Crisis Underscores Need for Renewables Push

April 8, 2014 at 3:26 am

CNN 04/07/14 By Michael Shank and Former Congressman Russ Carnahan Editor’s note: Russ Carnahan was a U.S. Representative from Missouri and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is now a partner at Carnahan Global Consulting, a consultancy that also advises firms in the energy sector. Michael Shank […]

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How to Save the American Dream

How to Save the American Dream

March 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

CNN 03/14/14 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Alan Lowenthal Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif) serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Natural Resources Committees.  Michael Shank is associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and a senior fellow at the JustJobs Network. […]

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Time to Write the Rules for Cyber and Drone Challenges

Time to Write the Rules for Cyber and Drone Challenges

February 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

CNN 02/03/14 By Michael Shank and Des Browne Editor’s note: Des Browne is the former U.K. Secretary of State for Defense. Michael Shank is the associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. The views expressed are their own. Iran has begun implementing the Joint Plan […]

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U.S. Must Act Now Over Central African Republic

U.S. Must Act Now Over Central African Republic

November 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

CNN 11/22/13 By Michael Shank and Madeline Rose Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Madeline Rose is legislative associate for foreign policy at FCNL. The views expressed are their own. Despite dire warnings of anarchy, mass violence, and potential genocide, […]

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Americans Have Had Enough Conflict

Americans Have Had Enough Conflict

September 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

CNN 09/27/13 By Michael Shank, Matt Hoh and Danny L. Davis Editor’s note: Matthew Hoh served with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and on State Department teams in Afghanistan and Iraq and is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy. Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at […]

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Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

September 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

CNN 09/17/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Emily Wirzba is program assistant for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at FCNL. The views expressed are their own. The agreement forged by Russia and the […]

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Prevention Better Than Punitive in Syria

Prevention Better Than Punitive in Syria

August 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

CNN 08/29/13 By Michael Shank and US Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The views expressed are their own. The Americans don’t want […]

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Why We Should Keep Out of Somalia’s Affairs

Why We Should Keep Out of Somalia’s Affairs

August 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

CNN 08/02/13 By Michael Shank Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, an advocacy group based in Washington, DC. The views expressed are his own. Last weekend, in response to a deadly attack on the Turkish embassy in Somalia that killed […]

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