US Water Wars: “Peak Water” in America (Credit: Global Warming)

US Water Wars: “Peak Water” in America (Credit: Global Warming)

March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

Michael Shank, PhD, director of media strategy at Climate Nexus and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, examines the existence of water wars in the U.S., the latest data surrounding drought trends and peak water, the drivers of water scarcity, and the necessary policy […]

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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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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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Violence in Iraq, ISIS and America’s War Rhetoric

Violence in Iraq, ISIS and America’s War Rhetoric

June 13, 2014 at 12:09 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 the latest crisis in Iraq, the ISIS takeover of Iraqi cities, the history of political and economic marginalization of Sunnis, the […]

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US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

May 29, 2014 at 12:54 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 RT the negative impact of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the environment, labor, health and international relations. […]

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