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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March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

August 24, 2013 at 1:00 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, speaks in front of Lincoln Memorial at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Shank highlights the messaging about militarism, materialism, structural […]

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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 Defense Dept Destroying Billions Worth of Gear in Afghanistan

June 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Michael Shank, 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, discusses the US Defense Department’s plan to scrap over $7 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, including over 2,000 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or […]

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Pentagon and Defense Contractor Corruption and the War Profiteering Problem

June 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Michael Shank, 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, discusses the latest Pentagon corruption scandal in which Boeing overbilled the Defense Department by nearly $14 million.  Shank discusses the pervasiveness of corruption, waste, […]

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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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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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Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga Forms Strategic Partnership Agreement on US Role

November 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace and PhD Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, discusses the complications with the Loya Jirga deal between US and Afghanistan. Video courtesy of Al Jazeera, aired November 23, 2011.

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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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