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Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

August 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/22/14 By Michael Shank and US Rep Hank Johnson America is finally waking up to the militarization of its police forces. This is a good thing and heralds a tipping point in the changing face of policing in the United States. America must realize that […]

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Ferguson and the Militarization of Police

Ferguson and the Militarization of Police

August 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/14/14 By Paul Shinkman An image of a camouflaged man in Ferguson, Missouri, training a sniper rifle on a group of protesters with their hands up has forced Americans to ask themselves what kind of protection they’re willing to tolerate. The growing militarization of domestic […]

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Cleaning Up Big Oil in Nigeria

Cleaning Up Big Oil in Nigeria

July 31, 2014 at 3:49 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/31/14 By Michael Shank and Kate Edelen Oil thefts are growing in Nigeria and threaten stability in the region. An SEC rule could help stem oil-related violence in the Niger Delta. As America’s news coverage of Nigeria continues to focus on the plight of kidnapped […]

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America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

July 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/02/14 By Michael Shank and U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright Last month’s news that Americans will need to pay more for water comes at an interesting time, just as summer season commences and community pools populate. A survey last month of 368 water utility companies in […]

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How to Avoid the Same Old Mistakes in Iraq

How to Avoid the Same Old Mistakes in Iraq

June 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 06/18/14 By Michael Shank and Yemi Melka Forget military strikes. The U.S. should address sectarian tension by promoting regional cooperation. The best solution to the Middle East conflict is a policy based in regional teamwork. As fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the […]

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Dear Congress: Take Your Power Back

Dear Congress: Take Your Power Back

May 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 05/29/14 By Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers It’s time to end the president’s ability to wage nearly limitless war. Congress finally appears to be realizing that it has been providing neither checks nor balances to the president’s war powers for the last 13 years. While […]

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How to Pull Yemen Back from the Edge

How to Pull Yemen Back from the Edge

May 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 05/06/14 By Michael Shank Yemen needs international support to overcome serious political and economic hurdles. SANAA, YEMEN – Building a nation after an Arab Spring-like revolution isn’t easy, especially when corruption is rampant, the population is starving and the country is running out of water. […]

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Dirt on Our Hands

Dirt on Our Hands

April 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 04/29/14 By Michael Shank  and Daniel L. Davis Before allowing pride to further cloud sound judgment in global engagement, it is critical for America to bring back into balance an appropriate recognition of our country’s strengths – and a sober recognition of its weaknesses – […]

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The Dangers of Soft Power

The Dangers of Soft Power

April 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 04/14/14 By Michael Shank The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it right now in Afghanistan and Nigeria. The U.S. Agency for International Development used it in the last elections in Kenya. It’s […]

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Rwanda: A Country Still in Need

Rwanda: A Country Still in Need

April 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 04/08/14 By Michael Shank and Innocent Rugaragu Twenty years ago this week, an estimated 1 million Rwandans were killed in that country’s genocide. Needless to say, the post-genocide era has been difficult and pregnant with fears and hopes. Had the leadership at the time – […]

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