President Obama Announces New Military Strategy and Defense Cuts at Pentagon

January 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses President Obama’s new defense strategy announced at the Pentagon this week and discusses where the cuts in defense spending will occur and how it will impact the future direction of US warfare.  Video courtesy of CTV News.

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Congress Punts on Payroll Tax Cut, Faith Drops in Congress, Candidates Queue for Iowa

December 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Michael Shank discusses on Fox News the fight in Congress over the extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and the “doc fix”, as well as the Republican presidential candidates fight over Iowa and record-breaking low faith in Congress.  Interview on December 21, 2011. Courtesy of Fox News.

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The Obama-Romney Fight Over Middle Class America

November 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the absence of an American middle class and how both parties have pursued 30 years of tax, trade, tech and labor policy that has left America with high rates of inequality and poverty.  Interviewed conducted on November […]

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Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga Forms Strategic Partnership Agreement on US Role

November 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace and PhD Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, discusses the complications with the Loya Jirga deal between US and Afghanistan. Video courtesy of Al Jazeera, aired November 23, 2011.

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US Economic Ire and Income Inequality

October 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Michael Shank, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Mike Honda and PhD Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the latest unemployment and jobs numbers. Shank offers advice for policies that would lower joblessness and increase income equality which makes for a healthier society. Video courtesy of CTV, […]

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US Has Failed Across the Board in Afghanistan

October 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Michael Shank, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Mike Honda and PhD Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the economic and political toll of the war Afghanistan. Video courtesy of Russia Today, aired October 7, 2011.

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Mubarak Steps Down: Egyptians Celebrate, Next Steps are Critical

February 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Michael Shank, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Mike Honda and PhD Candidate at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, forecasts the future steps of a transitional government and the reaction of the United States. Shank suggests that the next steps of the U.S. are critical after previous missteps including […]

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