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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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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US Pentagon’s Prioritization of Counter-Terrorism on African Continent

US Pentagon’s Prioritization of Counter-Terrorism on African Continent

August 12, 2014 at 9:40 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 US military presence on the African continent and the Pentagon’s prioritization of counter-terrorism and military activity.  Shank highlights case studies in […]

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US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

August 19, 2013 at 10:17 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, discusses America’s past, present and future role in Somalia.  Shank recommends an alternative way forward, one that prioritizes socio-economic and political development, instead […]

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