Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

July 4, 2013 at 12:22 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, discusses gun sales, gun safety, and gun control legislation in America, as part of a special CCTV News series on US guns in […]

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US Defense Dept Destroying Billions Worth of Gear in Afghanistan

June 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Michael Shank, 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, discusses the US Defense Department’s plan to scrap over $7 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, including over 2,000 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or […]

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Pentagon and Defense Contractor Corruption and the War Profiteering Problem

June 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Michael Shank, 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, discusses the latest Pentagon corruption scandal in which Boeing overbilled the Defense Department by nearly $14 million.  Shank discusses the pervasiveness of corruption, waste, […]

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The Gun Lobby and Congress’s Failure to Keep America Safe from Guns

June 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Michael Shank, Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis, discusses the latest legislation in the US Congress regarding gun safety in America. Shank discusses why the Senate and House have failed to pass legislation on […]

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US-EU Plan to Arm Rebels Deals Blow to US-Russia Diplomacy

May 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Michael Shank discusses with FOX News’ Jonathan Hunt the way forward in Syria, the status of US-Russia diplomacy, the Geneva peace talks, the opportunity for a ceasefire and a transitional government, the danger in arming Syria’s rebel opposition, the need to involve all stakeholders including Iran, Lebanon, Hezbollah and Israel, […]

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On Republican Party’s 159th Birthday, Democrats Give Up Gun Control

March 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

On the 159th Anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party, Michael Shank discusses Senator Harry Reid’s defeat in championing Senator Feinstein’s assault weapons ban bill on Current TV with John Fugelsang.  Shank discusses exactly what gun control legislation is likely pass the US Congress, the political fallout from Senator […]

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Cuomo, Cars, and Culture: How Gun Violence is More Than Mental

February 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

Michael Shank discusses gun violence and gun legislation with Richard Feldman who is President of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and the author of the book “Ricochet, Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.”  Shank discusses how background checks and bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, online sales, and gun show loopholes […]

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What the World Wants in an American President: On Drones and Diversity

October 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Michael Shank, adjunct professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the international community’s overwhelming support for Barack Obama as president of the United States, drone strikes in Pakistan, America’s new permanent war, the Muslim world’s support for Barack Obama, and America’s aggressive tilt toward China.  […]

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What Wisconsin’s Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple Says About American Violence

August 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the spate of mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, the relationship between poverty, income inequality and violence, the role of health and education in preventing violence, and the tax, trade and labor policies that increase the likelihood of […]

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Politics of Gun Control, Part 1: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, […]

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