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Mason’s Michael Shank Joins White House Climate Change Group

Mason’s Michael Shank Joins White House Climate Change Group

August 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

GMU NEWS 08/19/15 By Buzz McClain Michael Shank has joined an informal White House working group studying how local governments across the country communicate and address climate change in their regions. Shank is a member of the adjunct faculty and a board member of George Mason University’s School for Conflict […]

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Yemen’s Chaos

Yemen’s Chaos

May 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

NATIONAL REVIEW 05/22/14 By Michael Shank The drone memo matters, but what the West is failing to do on the ground matters more. In Washington, D.C., it is rare for any adversarial country to remain in the forefront of foreign policy for very long. Yemen is an excellent example of […]

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Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs

Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs

August 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/27/13 By Michael Shank If the United States was genuinely interested in preventing an escalation of violent conflict in Syria, we would impatiently pursue all preventive mechanisms available to us – from international law to international diplomacy to international weapons inspection – before adding more […]

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Drones Weaken USA’s Moral Might

Drones Weaken USA’s Moral Might

May 24, 2013 at 2:02 am

USA TODAY 05/24/13 By Michael Shank Armed drones, at first blush, are a boon to America’s military toolkit, as President Obama reinforced in his counterterrorism speech on Thursday. Drones, in the short run at least, could mean fewer U.S. troops deployed and fewer American lives lost. Unsurprisingly, the appeal is […]

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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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Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

November 25, 2007 at 10:01 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 11/25/07 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) The time has come for the world’s leaders to face hard truths concerning the Middle East, specifically the conflict between Palestine and Israel. On Tuesday, President George Bush will provide such an opportunity as leaders of the U.S., Israel, […]

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