Post Tagged with: "sanctions"

Iran’s Election Win Warrants US Sanctions Rethink

Iran’s Election Win Warrants US Sanctions Rethink

June 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/17/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould Iran’s presidential elections offered a rare opportunity for the world’s media spotlight to shift from focusing on Iranian officials, donning white lab coats flanked by metallic centrifuges, to the Iranian people. Tens of millions of Iranians headed to the polls to […]

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The Iran Opening

The Iran Opening

June 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm

POLITICO 06/17/13 By Michael Shank and Wayne Gilchrest U.S.-Iran diplomacy got a boost recently with the White House nomination of Samantha Power as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. While Power, who chaired President Barack Obama‚Äôs Atrocities Prevention Board, is not shy about military intervention, her work with […]

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U.S. Sanctions On Iran Should Be Lifted For Humanitarian Goods

U.S. Sanctions On Iran Should Be Lifted For Humanitarian Goods

June 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

POLITIX 06/15/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould Iran’s presidential elections on Friday offered a rare opportunity for the world’s media spotlight to shift from focusing on Iranian officials, donning white lab coats flanked by metallic centrifuges, to the Iranian people. Tens of millions of Iranians headed to the polls, […]

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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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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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