The End of American Influence in the World?

The End of American Influence in the World?

November 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, 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 possible end of American influence in the world and how the US can restore its social, economic, and diplomatic standing. […]

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‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

October 9, 2014 at 12:57 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, discusses with RT’s Ameera David the latest regarding ISIS, Kobani, Turkey’s response, the Kurdish protests and the US war strategy. Video courtesy […]

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Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 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 CNN’s Anderson Cooper the political, economic and environmental root causes behind the ISIS movement in Syria and Iraq. Video courtesy […]

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Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 1: Syrian Civil War and the Water Crisis

Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 1: Syrian Civil War and the Water Crisis

October 1, 2014 at 12:46 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 CNN’s Anderson Cooper the political, economic and environmental root causes behind the ISIS movement in Syria and Iraq. Video courtesy […]

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Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

October 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, 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 lessons learned (or not learned) from the 2008 Financial Crisis. Video courtesy of American University’s School of International Service and […]

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Waste Surges As Defense Industry Controls Congress, Pentagon

Waste Surges As Defense Industry Controls Congress, Pentagon

October 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at FCNL and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on RT the latest example of the Pentagon’s wasteful spending with the graveyarding of new Air Force cargo planes in Arizona.  Dr. Shank highlights the role the […]

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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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Beyond Job Numbers: How to Fix America’s Soaring Poverty and Inequality Rates

June 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for US operations at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the possibility of a second recession, US monthly job and unemployment numbers, America’s soaring poverty and inequality rates, the need for new tax, labor and trade policies and the need for stricter enforcement of Dodd-Frank, […]

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