Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

July 10, 2014 at 4:58 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 UN nation-state progress on the Millennium Development Goals and transition post-2015 to the Sustainable Development Goals.  Shank highlights the need for […]

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Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

July 7, 2014 at 11:10 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 CCTV the water wars being waged in Iraq.  Shank highlights the history of water misuse in the region and how […]

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Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

September 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

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 with the Huffington Post political team President Barack Obama’s speech to the American public on Syria and Senator Rand Paul’s response.  Shank […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

August 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

August 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

August 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, talks about his recent trip to Mogadishu, Somalia, on Voice of America’s Africa 54 program.  Shank discusses Somali tourism and the need for […]

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US-EU Plan to Arm Rebels Deals Blow to US-Russia Diplomacy

US-EU Plan to Arm Rebels Deals Blow to US-Russia Diplomacy

May 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Michael Shank discusses with FOX News’ Jonathan Hunt the way forward in Syria, the status of US-Russia diplomacy, the Geneva peace talks, the opportunity for a ceasefire and a transitional government, the danger in arming Syria’s rebel opposition, the need to involve all stakeholders including Iran, Lebanon, Hezbollah and Israel, […]

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French American Global Forum: Intro Remarks on Decline of United Nations

June 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, speaks at the French Embassy as part of the French American Global Forum’s series on the decline of the United Nations’ efficacy and influence in global affairs.  Shank moderates the panel and discusses the past, present and future role […]

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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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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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