Post Tagged with: "north korea"

Confronting Homeland Security’s ‘SSSS’ Watch List

Confronting Homeland Security’s ‘SSSS’ Watch List

May 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 05/21/15 By Michael Shank It’s official. The Department of Homeland Security has placed me on a travel watch list. Every time I travel abroad, I now have “SSSS”, which stands for Secondary Security Screen Selection, on my boarding documents. That means I get an extra rigorous full-body screening, […]

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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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Authorization for Use of Military Force: A Blank Check for War Without End

Authorization for Use of Military Force: A Blank Check for War Without End

May 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

THE GUARDIAN 05/05/13 By Michael Shank and Matt Southworth A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after the attacks of 11 September 2001, and provides […]

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White House, Congress Choosing Wrong Path on Iran

White House, Congress Choosing Wrong Path on Iran

May 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

ROLL CALL 05/23/12 By Michael Shank Recent Istanbul negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 and this week’s Baghdad negotiations have tempered, albeit temporarily, the cry for war. It was close under President George W. Bush, who rallied regime-changers to invade, but it is worse now. The Pentagon publicly prepares plans, […]

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When Diplomatic Opportunities Were Dismissed

When Diplomatic Opportunities Were Dismissed

April 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 04/11/12 By Michael Shank Sir, Your editorial “Ms Rousseff Goes to Washington” (April 9), by implying illicitous cosiness between Brazil and Iran, incorrectly portrays these nations’ relationship and the reasoning behind Barack Obama’s rebuff of Brazil’s president. Claiming that Brazil’s refusal to join UN sanctions against Iran is […]

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High-Level Engagement by US and UK is Needed vis a vis Iran

High-Level Engagement by US and UK is Needed vis a vis Iran

July 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 07/01/08 By Michael Shank Sir, Let us for a moment consider the merits of engagement (“A very small step: Pyongyang’s nuclear declaration is no breakthrough”, editorial, June 27). Three successes in 2008 are particularly salient and worth citing. US ambassador Christopher Hill’s persistent diplomatic penetration of North Korea’s […]

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