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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The White House’s War-Centric Foreign Policy

The White House’s War-Centric Foreign Policy

September 26, 2014 at 12:50 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, sits down with CCTV’s Jessica Stone to discuss Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Video courtesy of CCTV

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Obama’s Misguided Goals in Preventing Violent Extremism

Obama’s Misguided Goals in Preventing Violent Extremism

September 25, 2014 at 9:01 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 Obama’s Iraq-Syria strategy with RT’s Ameera David. Shank explores the US lack of adequate strategy for dealing with the Islamic State […]

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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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