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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‘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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ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

October 7, 2014 at 12:27 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 CCTV’s Mike Walter the resource wars and media wars between the U.S. and ISIS. 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 Arab Coalition, Winning Hearts and Minds in Syria, Iraq

Obama’s Arab Coalition, Winning Hearts and Minds in Syria, Iraq

September 24, 2014 at 6:24 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 need for political, economic and environmental solutions in the Middle East. Video courtesy of CNN.

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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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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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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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