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Turkey in Turmoil

Ankara article icon Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Erdoğan Aims to Distract with His Latest Remarks Against Israel

Prime Minister ErdoğanThe Turkish prime minister’s statement blaming Israel for last month’s military coup in Egypt is simply another attempt to divert attention away from Turkey’s serious issues.

By Max Hoffman, Matthew Duss, and Michael Werz | Friday, August 23, 2013

Erdoğan Is Gone, Way Gone

Is it time to review the U.S.-Turkish partnership?

By Michael Werz | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Liberal Turkey Speaks—Is Prime Minister Erdoğan Listening?

Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.

By Michael Werz, Matthew Duss, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey

Turkish newspapers article icon Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.

By Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Prime Minister Erdogan’s ‘Zionism’ Comments Isolate Him and His Country

Recep Tayyip ErdoganThe Turkish prime minister's incendiary remarks—calling Zionism a “crime against humanity”—isolate his country and act against Turkey's long-term national interest.

By Matthew Duss and Michael Werz | Thursday, February 28, 2013

A New Phase for U.S. Policy on Syria

Syria demonstrationAdditional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.

By Rudy deLeon, Michael Werz, and Brian Katulis, with Tom Perriello, Winnie Stachelberg, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia

Flooded village in South Asia book_alt2 icon Report Analyzing South Asia through the prism of climate, migration, and security in Assam and the surrounding region provides useful insights into the underlying trends shaping the entire region and the risks posed by current long-term trajectories.

By Arpita Bhattacharyya and Michael Werz | Monday, December 3, 2012

The United States and Mexico: The Path Forward

Barack Obama, Enrique Pena NietoThere are many opportunities and challenges for the U.S.-Mexican relationship as Mexican President-Elect Peña Nieto takes office this weekend.

By Eric Farnsworth and Michael Werz | Friday, November 30, 2012

Syria Goes from Bad to Worse

Russia and China have nothing to gain from opposing a new U.N. Security Council resolution to stop the ever-increasing violence, write Michael Werz and Ken Sofer.

By Michael Werz and Ken Sofer | Friday, July 13, 2012

Peña Nieto’s Next Steps

Eric Farnsworth and Michael Werz explore what Mexican President-Elect Peña Nieto needs to do as he prepares to take office.

By Eric Farnsworth and Michael Werz | Monday, July 2, 2012

Mexico’s Hidden Success Story

The United States needs to look at its southern neighbor in a different light given its economic strides and expanding middle class, writes Michael Werz.

By Michael Werz | Thursday, June 28, 2012

Turning Words into Action

article icon Issue Brief Rich Verma and Michael Werz review why India is an important ally to the United States and which issues the countries will focus on at their upcoming summit.

By Richard Verma and Michael Werz | Friday, June 8, 2012

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in Northwest Africa

book_alt2 icon Report Michael Werz and Laura Conley track how the overlays and intersections of climate change, migration, and security create an arc of tension in Northwest Africa comprising Nigeria, Niger, Algeria, and Morocco.

By Michael Werz and Laura Conley | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mixed Messages from Brazil

Michael Werz and Peter Juul argue that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s progressive agenda at home seems at odds with her U.S. travel itinerary this week.

By Michael Werz and Peter Juul | Monday, April 9, 2012