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Climate Crisis and the Will to Act

Climate Crisis and the Will to Act

October 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

THE HILL 10/22/13 By Michael Shank and US Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) In the past month, the U.S. has faced two grave threats, one domestic and one international. Both pose serious consequences to the United States and the world at large, and no one knows how either will end. The […]

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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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Press Pause on the Rush to War

Press Pause on the Rush to War

September 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/09/13 By Michael Shank Syria’s welcoming this week of Russia’s proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control should put a pause on the Obama administration’s frenzied full court press this week – vis-à-vis invasion – which includes six television network interviews, a live […]

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U.S. Policy Toward a Nuclear North Korea Should Reflect Reality

U.S. Policy Toward a Nuclear North Korea Should Reflect Reality

July 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/15/13 By Michael Shank and Rachel Kent That South Korea and North Korea resumed talks this week, but failed to reignite inter-Korean economic cooperation by reopening the complex at the Kaesong Industrial Zone, puts the fight over the North’s nuclear fight program in the political […]

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Not Just Any Jobs, But Just Jobs

Not Just Any Jobs, But Just Jobs

June 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

THE HILL 06/12/13 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan Last week, a high-level panel appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon released its recommendations for a global development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and when approximately one billion people will still […]

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Why is the US so Reticent to Read the Right Messages in Asia and the Pacific?

Why is the US so Reticent to Read the Right Messages in Asia and the Pacific?

February 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

FOX NEWS 02/25/13 By Michael Shank President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set the stage last week for Japan’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade bloc that includes 11 nations but excludes China. With this move, the US has set a dangerous precedent and one […]

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Tackling the Most Grave and Serious Global Security Threats

Tackling the Most Grave and Serious Global Security Threats

December 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

AL JAZEERA 12/16/13 By Michael Shank The foreign policy docket of President Barack Obama’s second term seems to be giving short shrift to the security threats of the next four years. This is not merely because the US intelligence and defence agencies continue to be wracked with scandal, thanks to […]

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Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

November 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

POLITICO 11/02-04/12 By Michael Shank Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington D.C. and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows. It […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Time to Do Something About Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy: Time to Do Something About Climate Change

November 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

AL JAZEERA 11/01/12 By Michael Shank Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington, DC, and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows. […]

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We Must Make Anti-Bullying a Mainstream Message

We Must Make Anti-Bullying a Mainstream Message

August 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

THE HILL 08/09/12 By Michael Shank On the heels of the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting its Third Annual Bullying Prevention Summit this week, which is fortuitously timed and desperately needed. Without question, the Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page, a self-proclaimed skinhead, […]

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