Obama’s Arab Coalition, Winning Hearts and Minds in Syria, Iraq

Obama’s Arab Coalition, Winning Hearts and Minds in Syria, Iraq

September 24, 2014 at 6:24 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 on CNN Tonight the need for political, economic and environmental solutions in the Middle East. Video courtesy of CNN.

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Obama’s ISIS, Khorasan Strikes Lack Legal, Congressional Authority

Obama’s ISIS, Khorasan Strikes Lack Legal, Congressional Authority

September 24, 2014 at 6:16 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 on CNN Tonight the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs as well as the War Powers Act. Video courtesy of CNN.

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Senator Coburn Responds to Ferguson With Bill to Demilitarize US Police

Senator Coburn Responds to Ferguson With Bill to Demilitarize US Police

September 24, 2014 at 12:33 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 SiriusXM’s Tim Farley on the POTUS show the latest legislation in the US Senate to demilitarize US police forces. Audio […]

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US Airstrikes, Armed Rebels Are Ineffective Strategies For Iraq, Syria

US Airstrikes, Armed Rebels Are Ineffective Strategies For Iraq, Syria

September 18, 2014 at 10:08 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 Brooke Baldwin the implications of US airstrikes in Iraq and armed rebels in Syria. Shank explores political and economic […]

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US House of Reps Makes Dangerous Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

US House of Reps Makes Dangerous Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 at 2:42 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 US House of Reps’ decision to arm rebels in Syria. Video courtesy of RT.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

September 17, 2014 at 11:57 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 bipartisan legislation in Congress to demilitarize America. Shank explains the context of the new bill introduced […]

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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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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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