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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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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US-Afghanistan Security Deal Demonstrates Poor Policy Priorities

US-Afghanistan Security Deal Demonstrates Poor Policy Priorities

September 30, 2014 at 12:03 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 Al Jazeera English the US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement and US military presence in Afghanistan. Video courtesy of AJE.

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Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

July 10, 2014 at 4:58 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 UN nation-state progress on the Millennium Development Goals and transition post-2015 to the Sustainable Development Goals.  Shank highlights the need for […]

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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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What Wisconsin’s Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple Says About American Violence

August 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the spate of mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, the relationship between poverty, income inequality and violence, the role of health and education in preventing violence, and the tax, trade and labor policies that increase the likelihood of […]

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Newsy Features Shank’s Article on Colorado Shooting and Gun Control

July 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Newsy Anchor Jim Flink features article by Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, wherein Shank talks about how to prevent violence by addressing socio-economic factors.  Video courtesy of Newsy.

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