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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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Americans Find a Rash of Contradictions in Venezuela

Americans Find a Rash of Contradictions in Venezuela

March 24, 2010 at 8:33 pm

ROLL CALL 03/24/10 By Michael Shank Traveling recently on a Congressional staff delegation to Venezuela, my experience was not too dissimilar from my previous experiences in Syria and Iran. This is not to say that I am aggregating these three states into some kind of axis-of-evil or rogue state conglomerate, […]

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Putting Iran on Annapolis Guest List Less of a Risk than Not

Putting Iran on Annapolis Guest List Less of a Risk than Not

November 30, 2007 at 9:51 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 11/30/07 By Michael Shank Sir, Saudi Arabia and Syria hardly constitute a coalition of the craven (“Iran looms large over Arab ‘coalition of the frightened’ “, November 28). The appearance of these and other Arab states at the Annapolis peace summit is anything but an exhibition of anxiety […]

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