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Next Steps in Syria

Next Steps in Syria

October 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/10/13 By Michael Shank and Lawrence Wilkerson As inspectors begin destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, the days and weeks ahead are absolutely critical. While we laud the progress initially instigated by talks between the U.S. and Russia, we feel strongly that our diplomatic efforts going […]

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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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A Callous Disregard for the Law

A Callous Disregard for the Law

September 11, 2013 at 12:30 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/11/13 By Michael Shank One of the most disturbing dynamics about President Barack Obama’s speech to the American people and what’s gone down in the last week in Washington – vis-à-vis military strikes in Syria – is the Obama administration’s willingness to break constitutional and […]

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Treading the Dangerous Path of Unilateralism

Treading the Dangerous Path of Unilateralism

August 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/31/13 By Michael Shank Secretary of State John Kerry’s case for military action against Syria – made when Congress was still in recess and when most of America had already commenced Labor Day Weekend vacationing – sounded an awful lot like President George W. Bush’s […]

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Rules of War: What Are They? And Who Makes Them?

Rules of War: What Are They? And Who Makes Them?

August 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

DISCOVERY NEWS 08/30/13 By Eric Niiler President Obama has indicated this week he will consult international law before responding to the gas attacks in Syria, but experts say any U.S. military strike against the regime of Bashir al-Assad would violate the very same laws. These laws of war go back […]

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