The End of American Influence in the World?

The End of American Influence in the World?

November 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, 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 possible end of American influence in the world and how the US can restore its social, economic, and diplomatic standing. […]

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

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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Israeli Attack on Iran, Harsh US Rhetoric, Nonproliferation Treaties and the US Appetite for War

February 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Michael Shank discusses Israel’s potential plan to attack Iran in early 2012, the need for enforcement of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, President Obama and the State Department’s rhetoric on Iran, Saudi Arabia and the oil markets, and recent polling on American appetite for an attack on Iran.  Interview courtesy of […]

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