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Michael Werz Archives

Prospects for Health Care and Renewable Energy

On Austrian national television Michael Werz talks about the recent Massachusetts election and how it will affect health care reform, as well as the U.S. economic situation.

By Michael Werz | Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama, Health Care, and Copenhagen

Michael Werz at the Center for American Progress in Washington argues that Barack Obama has shouldered a great burden at the Copenhagen Climate Summit and his negotiating skills were crucial to save the agreement. With regard to domestic policies like health reform and climate legislation Obama's position has been strengthened and it looks as if the White House will be successful in achieving its major legislative goals.

By Michael Werz | Monday, December 21, 2009

Obama’s New Strategy for Afghanistan

In this clip from Voz de America's El Mundo al Día, Senior Fellow Michael Werz talks to host Gonzalo Abarca about Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan in light of his decision to increase troop levels by 30,000. Werz argues that Obama's decision to increase troop levels was made carefully and with the full consideration of our allies. Werz also reaffirms CAP's position that the war must be financed by redirecting funding from next year's defense budget and not be financed by adding to the deficit. Finally, Werz emphasizes the strategic importance of cooperating with Pakistan.

By Michael Werz | Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Climate Change on the Move

book_alt2 icon Report The United States should use a sustainable security framework to deal with the challenges climate migration poses, write Michael Werz and Kari Manlove.

By Michael Werz and Kari Manlove | Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How Capable Is Obama After All?

This podcast reviews the first anniversary of Obama’s election and discusses his achievements and the challenges he faces in the next year. Werz argues Obama was as successful as one can possibly be given the unique problems that he did face when he took office and that the stabilization of the financial crisis was his first achievement in a time where he had to tackle several domestic and international crises simultaneously.

By Michael Werz | Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yes, We Can?

The event “Yes, We Can?” took place on October 13 in Hamburg, Germany at the Koerber Forum. Michael Werz, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, spoke about the first year of the new administration and the meaning of Barack Obama’s multiethnic background. Other participants in the event, moderated by U.S. journalist Melinda Crane, were Karsten Voigt, coordinator of U.S.-German relations in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, and Hamburg-based writer Lu Yen Roloff.

By Michael Werz | Friday, October 30, 2009

Turkey’s Democratic Steps Have a Lot in Common with U.S. Interests

Michael Werz tells Today's Zaman that if Turkish society continues on its path of democratic reform and vigorous public debate about its future, it will play an important role in the region where it has a lot of interests in common with the United States.

By Michael Werz | Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Michael Werz

Michael Werz is a Senior Fellow at the American Progress, where his work as member of the National Security Team focuses on the nexus of climate change, migration, and security and emerging democracies, especially Turkey, Mexico, and Brazil. He has been a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund where his work focused on […]

Friday, September 4, 2009