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Michael Werz Archives

What is the İHH?

article icon Issue Brief The Turkish humanitarian group has been subject to increasing scrutiny since its involvement with the Gaza flotilla crisis. Here’s what you need to know about them.

by Melis Tusiray and Michael Werz | Monday, July 26, 2010

The Oil Spill—Obama’s Reaction

Michael Werz comments on President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on the gulf oil spill and explains what the White House is doing to tackle the spill on Info Radio Berlin.

by Michael Werz | Friday, June 18, 2010

Barack Obama’s Energy Renewal

Michael Werz comments on Obama's response to the oil spill and on the political controversy surrounding the climate and energy bill in the U.S. Senate in this German radio interview.

by Michael Werz | Friday, June 18, 2010

Brazil in the Middle East

Michael Werz and Winny Chen analyze Brazil’s newfound clout in international affairs and how this clout highlights a shift in traditional power structures.

by Michael Werz and Winny Chen | Thursday, June 17, 2010

Compartimos Más Que Una Frontera

Michael Werz y Winny Chen discuten cómo los Estados Unidos y México pueden trabajar juntos de cara a desafíos comunes como la inmigración, redes criminales, y cambio climático.

by Michael Werz and Winny Chen | Monday, May 24, 2010

We Share More than a Fence

Michael Werz and Winny Chen discuss how the United States and Mexico can work together on common challenges such as migration, criminal networks, and climate change.

by Michael Werz and Winny Chen | Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eternal Minorities?

Recent moves by the Turkish government and its people signal new developments in the country’s internal political dynamics and its external relations, write Michael Werz and Sarah Jacobs.

by Michael Werz and Sarah Jacobs | Thursday, May 13, 2010

The New Levant

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Michael Werz explores Turkey's emergence in the eastern Mediterranean and its implications in U.S. foreign policy.

by Michael Werz | Monday, April 26, 2010

Immigration Nation

Immigrants created our nation and will power us forward in the 21st century. So why do some conservatives want to deny birthright citizenship to first-generation Americans?

by Marshall Fitz, Ian Millhiser, Michael Werz | Thursday, April 8, 2010

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship and Armenia

Senior Fellow Michael Werz analyzes recent developments in U.S.-Turkish relations.

by Michael Werz | Monday, April 5, 2010

Beyond Multiculturalism

Michael Werz spoke on multiculturalism at the House of World Cultures on June 3, 2009. He focused on how the United States and Europe's cultures differ but Europe can still learn from the United States.

by Michael Werz | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quadrennial Defense Review Should Spark Interagency Climate Conversation

The Pentagon’s QDR was a critical step toward comprehensive approaches to climate change, but we should see more of this action in the future, write Michael Werz and Kari Manlove.

by Michael Werz and Kari Manlove | Thursday, February 11, 2010

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