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Africa Needs More From Obama Than Promises

Africa Needs More From Obama Than Promises

August 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

CDN 08/08/14 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014 — As the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit concludes with well over $30 billion in commitments from the U.S. government, World Bank and private companies, it is important for President Barack Obama to move beyond the Summit’s primary focus on big business expansion, […]

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Military-First is the Wrong Approach Toward Africa

Military-First is the Wrong Approach Toward Africa

August 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

POLITIX 08/07/14 By Michael Shank As President Barack Obama hosts the Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. this week, it’s important for the president to put on the front-burner policies that promote peace on the continent. Instead of prioritizing counter-terrorism, resource extractive or aid-only agendas – which is what has […]

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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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Turkey’s Once-Worldly Aims Falter, Even Close Allies Concerned

Turkey’s Once-Worldly Aims Falter, Even Close Allies Concerned

February 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

FOX NEWS 02/01/14 By Michael Shank From a political perspective, defending Turkey’s blend of political Islam and neoliberal economic policies was not terribly difficult a decade ago. After all, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan helped build the 17th largest economy in the world and what would be the sixth largest […]

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Creating Just Jobs Around the World

Creating Just Jobs Around the World

October 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/31/13 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan One of the biggest drivers of inequality is a lack of jobs. But not just any jobs, just jobs, ones that come with appropriate wages, rights, protections such as healthcare and pensions and opportunities for economic mobility. As […]

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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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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 Washington Must Look to Ankara

Why Washington Must Look to Ankara

May 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm

THE HILL 05/17/11 By Michael Shank America has yet to figure out whether Turkey is friend or foe. With conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan, and tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, Turkey’s generous military and aid contribution pleases Washington. With Armenia, Israel and Iran, however, Turkey spurns Washington for refusing the […]

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Why Washington Must Look to Ankara

Why Washington Must Look to Ankara

May 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

THE GUARDIAN 05/15/11 By Michael Shank Turkey’s economic strength and diplomatic stature are growing fast. The US needs to nurture closer ties. America has yet to figure out whether Turkey is friend or foe. With conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan, and tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, Turkey’s generous military and […]

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Bush’s True Legacy in Egypt

Bush’s True Legacy in Egypt

February 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

THE HILL 02/02/11 By Michael Shank The protests in Egypt must be understood within the prism of past policy in Washington, specifically President George W. Bush’s policy. While U.S. policies in the Middle East have never been dependable, let alone consistent, many conservatives in Washington this week, including former Bush […]

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