UN Press Conference: Intro Remarks on 2012 Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Index

June 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the findings of the 2012 Global Peace Index and the 2012 Positive Peace Index at a press conference at United Nations headquarters in New York City. Shank is joined by Robert Powell, Senior Editor of the Economist Intelligence […]

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Assessing State Resilience: How Nations Survive Economic & Environmental Shocks

June 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the findings of the 2012 Global Peace Index and the 2012 Positive Peace Index at CSIS headquarters in Washington DC.  Shank discusses how these tools, which measure negative and positive peace, respectively, can be used to assess nation-state […]

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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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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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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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Mubarak Steps Down: Egyptians Celebrate, Next Steps are Critical

February 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Michael Shank, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Mike Honda and PhD Candidate at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, forecasts the future steps of a transitional government and the reaction of the United States. Shank suggests that the next steps of the U.S. are critical after previous missteps including […]

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