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The Process Behind Turkey’s Proposed Extradition of Fethullah Gülen

DOJ building article icon Issue Brief The most high-profile extradition request in recent history may shape Turkey’s relationship with the United States.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Turkey 2023: Four Profiles of Modern Turkey

play_alt icon Video This minidocumentary explores the challenges and opportunities that Turkey faces ahead of the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's founding of the modern republic.

by Andrew Satter, Michael Werz, Max Hoffman | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Europe’s twenty-first century challenge: climate change, migration and security

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman discuss the troubling relationship between climate change, migration, and international security.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Erdogan's Tightrope Walk: How Turkey's Reform Project Ended in Isolation

Michael Werz argues that innovative forms of trans-Atlantic cooperation are needed, including recognition by Europe and the United States that Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa share important political and economic ties.

by Michael Werz | Friday, April 8, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Turkey’s Right Rises Again

Turkey election celebrationPresident Erdoğan has won a major electoral victory. Now, he must decide whether to continue his strategy of confrontation or move to ease tensions in a polarized country.

by Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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