Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

January 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address. Shank examines Obama’s free community college pledge within the context of US poverty and inequality rates, Obama’s tax policies, and Congressional war authority. Video courtesy of RT.

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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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‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

October 9, 2014 at 12:57 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 with RT’s Ameera David the latest regarding ISIS, Kobani, Turkey’s response, the Kurdish protests and the US war strategy. Video courtesy […]

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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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US House of Reps Makes Dangerous Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

US House of Reps Makes Dangerous Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 at 2:42 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 US House of Reps’ decision to arm rebels in Syria. Video courtesy of RT.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

September 17, 2014 at 11:57 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 with RT’s Ameera David the bipartisan legislation in Congress to demilitarize America. Shank explains the context of the new bill introduced […]

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How MRAPs, SWAT Raids Are Threatening America

How MRAPs, SWAT Raids Are Threatening America

August 31, 2014 at 11:01 am

RT’s Ameera David discusses the blowback from the eye-opening events with Michael Shank of George Mason University and the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Video courtesy of RT.

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Prospects for Peace in Ukraine and US-EU-Russian Tensions

Prospects for Peace in Ukraine and US-EU-Russian Tensions

June 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Associate Director for Legislation Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the potential ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the OSCE peace talk process, the role Germany and Poland are playing as arbiters, disarmament […]

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Violence in Iraq, ISIS and America’s War Rhetoric

Violence in Iraq, ISIS and America’s War Rhetoric

June 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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 latest crisis in Iraq, the ISIS takeover of Iraqi cities, the history of political and economic marginalization of Sunnis, the […]

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US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

May 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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 on RT the negative impact of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the environment, labor, health and international relations. […]

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