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Michael Werz Archives

Climate Change, Migration, and the Demand for Greater Resources: Challenges and Responses

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman discuss how climate change will increasingly threaten humanity’s shared interests and collective security across the globe, but particularly in the least developed countries.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Friday, June 19, 2015

Previewing Turkey’s General Election

Turkish flag at Istanbul rally article icon Issue Brief Turkey heads to the polls on June 7 for its closest general election in years, with profound implications for this key U.S. ally.

by Michael Werz, Max Hoffman, Mark Bhaskar | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the world

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman write about the impact of climate change on African migration.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Partnership

Gezi Park protesters article icon Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 12, 2015

How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with Turkey

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman argue that, if the city of Kobani falls, it will be both a human tragedy and a strategic setback.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

kurdish peshmerga game book_alt2 icon Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Is America losing Germany?

Michael Werz discusses the rocky relationship between the United States and Germany.

by Michael Werz | Friday, July 11, 2014

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the implications of the nexus of climate change, migration, and security in five Chinese hotspots. Our analyses highlight the overlays of these factors in key regions and discuss their impact on domestic and regional policymaking.

by Michael Werz and Lauren Reed | Friday, May 16, 2014

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, 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, 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, Brian Katulis | Thursday, February 28, 2013