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How to Defuse the Ukraine Crisis

How to Defuse the Ukraine Crisis

March 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 03/31/14 By Michael Shank Returning in March from transatlantic dialogues in Poland and Germany in which I and other policy types from Washington discussed the situation in Ukraine and Crimea with our policymaking counterparts from Warsaw, Berlin and Kiev, there is little question that we […]

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Caustic Encounters: Western Demands on Putin Escalate Crimea Crisis

Caustic Encounters: Western Demands on Putin Escalate Crimea Crisis

March 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

CDN 03/22/14 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, March 22, 2014 — Returning home last week from Poland and Germany, as part of a United States and European Union transatlantic policymaker conversation on the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia, as well as other salient U.S.-E.U. issues like trade, climate change and […]

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Here’s Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade Economic Indicators

Here’s Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade Economic Indicators

February 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

POLITIX 02/26/14 By Michael Shank, Ben Beachy and Justin Talbot Zorn Momentum is quickly building to redefine, restructure, or replace the statistical measure that has long served as the unofficial “headline indicator” of progress in the United States: Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is good news. GDP, as we currently […]

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How to Build a GDP Measure for the Real Economy

How to Build a GDP Measure for the Real Economy

October 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

THE ATLANTIC 10/24/13 By Michael Shank, Ben Beachy, and Justin Talbort Zorn One year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy ravaged much of the eastern seaboard, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless and nearly as many businesses shuttered.  Yet, by many estimates, the hurricane was good for the economy. It […]

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German Lessons for US Manufacturing

German Lessons for US Manufacturing

March 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 03/07/12 By Michael Shank and Thorben Albrecht Sir, With reference to your report (“Romney talks China to Ohio”, US Politics & Policy, March 2): if the candidate is looking for manufacturing answers, take a lesson from Germany. Losing 4m jobs over the past 10 years, US manufacturing has […]

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Germany’s Lesson for U.S. – Keep Faith With Workers

Germany’s Lesson for U.S. – Keep Faith With Workers

February 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

CNN 02/24/12 By Michael Shank and Thorben Albrecht (CNN) — As Germany continues to rise as lead survivor — and decision-maker — in the European Union’s economic mire, the U.S. would do well to take a lesson from the country’s economic model, particularly in manufacturing. Losing 4 million jobs over […]

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Global Peace Index Ranking Doesn’t Flatter the U.S.

Global Peace Index Ranking Doesn’t Flatter the U.S.

August 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 08/10/08 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) In the tradition of politically charged Olympics of the past, the 2008 summer games in Beijing have become an arena to contest some of the world’s most egregious conflicts. From concerns over China’s crackdown on Tibetan rights to the […]

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Why Not Firm Call for UN Reform?

Why Not Firm Call for UN Reform?

May 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 05/16/08 By Michael Shank Sir, Heavy on protestation, light on substance, Robert Kagan’s call for a concert of democratic countries begs a hypothetical test run (“The case for a league of democracies”, May 14). Test three of the globe’s burning blisters – genocide, climate change and human rights […]

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