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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March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

August 24, 2013 at 1:00 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, speaks in front of Lincoln Memorial at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Shank highlights the messaging about militarism, materialism, structural […]

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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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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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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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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 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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