US Pentagon’s Prioritization of Counter-Terrorism on African Continent

US Pentagon’s Prioritization of Counter-Terrorism on African Continent

August 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses US military presence on the African continent and the Pentagon’s prioritization of counter-terrorism and military activity.  Shank highlights case studies in […]

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US War in Libya: Lessons Learned for Syria

US War in Libya: Lessons Learned for Syria

October 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution discusses the two-year anniversary of the US war in Libya.  Shank explores the lessons learned from the Libya invasion, the parallels with the […]

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US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

August 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses America’s past, present and future role in Somalia.  Shank recommends an alternative way forward, one that prioritizes socio-economic and political development, instead […]

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Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

August 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, talks about his recent trip to Mogadishu, Somalia, on Voice of America’s Africa 54 program.  Shank discusses Somali tourism and the need for […]

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