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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Prospects for Peace in Ukraine and US-EU-Russian Tensions

Prospects for Peace in Ukraine and US-EU-Russian Tensions

June 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Associate Director for Legislation Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the potential ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the OSCE peace talk process, the role Germany and Poland are playing as arbiters, disarmament […]

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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 War in Libya: Lessons Learned for Syria

US War in Libya: Lessons Learned for Syria

October 28, 2013 at 12:14 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 the two-year anniversary of the US war in Libya.  Shank explores the lessons learned from the Libya invasion, the parallels with the […]

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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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Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

September 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

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 with the Huffington Post political team President Barack Obama’s speech to the American public on Syria and Senator Rand Paul’s response.  Shank […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

August 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

August 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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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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