ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

October 7, 2014 at 12:27 am

Michael Shank, PhD, 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 with CCTV’s Mike Walter the resource wars and media wars between the U.S. and ISIS. Video courtesy of CCTV.

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The White House’s War-Centric Foreign Policy

The White House’s War-Centric Foreign Policy

September 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, 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, sits down with CCTV’s Jessica Stone to discuss Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Video courtesy of CCTV

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Ukraine’s Ceasefire: Next Steps for NATO, Russia, EU and America

Ukraine’s Ceasefire: Next Steps for NATO, Russia, EU and America

September 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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 with CCTV’s Elaine Reyes the ceasefire in Ukraine. Shank examines the factors that will embolden or undermine the ceasefire, talks between […]

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Iraq’s Islamic State and Failed US Military and Diplomatic Policies

Iraq’s Islamic State and Failed US Military and Diplomatic Policies

August 26, 2014 at 12:19 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, joins CCTV’s Mike Walters to discuss the Islamic State in Iraq, the international community’s response, and the failed US military and diplomatic […]

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Harsh US-EU Sanctions on Russia Damage Diplomatic Prospects

Harsh US-EU Sanctions on Russia Damage Diplomatic Prospects

July 30, 2014 at 1:02 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 the current crisis in Ukraine, the harsh US and EU sanctions on Russia and the ongoing investigation of the downed MH17 […]

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Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

July 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

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 on CCTV the water wars being waged in Iraq.  Shank highlights the history of water misuse in the region and how […]

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Obama’s Air Strikes, Drone Strikes and Diplomacy in Iraq

Obama’s Air Strikes, Drone Strikes and Diplomacy in Iraq

June 16, 2014 at 11:03 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 the White House’s military-first approach in Iraq, why diplomacy with regional Sunni-Shia states is necessary, and how America’s previous policies in […]

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Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

July 4, 2013 at 12:22 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, discusses gun sales, gun safety, and gun control legislation in America, as part of a special CCTV News series on US guns in […]

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The Gun Lobby and Congress’s Failure to Keep America Safe from Guns

June 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Michael Shank, Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis, discusses the latest legislation in the US Congress regarding gun safety in America. Shank discusses why the Senate and House have failed to pass legislation on […]

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Cuomo, Cars, and Culture: How Gun Violence is More Than Mental

February 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

Michael Shank discusses gun violence and gun legislation with Richard Feldman who is President of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and the author of the book “Ricochet, Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.”  Shank discusses how background checks and bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, online sales, and gun show loopholes […]

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