Costs of Obama’s Wars Mount: More Troops, Chemical Weapons, and Veterans

Costs of Obama’s Wars Mount: More Troops, Chemical Weapons, and Veterans

November 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

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 US war in Iraq, recent news of 600 troops exposed to chemical weapons, the deployment of 1500 more US troops, […]

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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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The Role of Culture in Understanding and Preventing Violent Conflict

The Role of Culture in Understanding and Preventing Violent Conflict

October 24, 2014 at 5:25 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 role of arts and culture in analyzing, preventing and resolving violent conflict. Shank examines US foreign policy and explores ways […]

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Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 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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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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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 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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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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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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