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Expertise: Turkey, Latin America, Europe, climate migration security, nontraditional security issues

Michael Werz is a senior fellow at 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 transatlantic foreign policy and the European Union.

He has held appointments as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Werz has published numerous articles and several books dealing with a wide range of scholarly and policy issues including race and ethnicity in the 20th century; Western social and intellectual history; minorities in Europe and the United States; ethnic conflicts, politics in Europe, and anti-Americanism.

He is a graduate of Frankfurt University’s Institute for Philosophy and was professor at Hannover University in Germany. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies.

His publications from 2004 to 2009 can be found here.

By Michael Werz
The Turkish Diaspora in EuropeCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2020
The Effects of a Suspension of Turkey’s EU Accession ProcessStiftung MercatorOctober 4, 2019
What Turkey’s Political Changes Mean for U.S.-Turkish RelationsCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2018
Erdoğan Not Assured of First-Round VictoryCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2018
Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’ Amid Shifting PoliticsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2018
Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?Center for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2018
The European Union and Turkey in 2017: Move On or Apart?Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2017
Preserving and Strengthening the U.S.-Mexico RelationshipCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2017
5 Big Ideas for U.S. Policy in the AmericasCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2016
The Process Behind Turkey’s Proposed Extradition of Fethullah GülenCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2016
Turkey 2023: Four Profiles of Modern TurkeyCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2016
Europe’s twenty-first century challenge: climate change, migration and securityPublishing House SpringerApril 12, 2016
Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International SecurityCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2016
Erdogan’s Tightrope Walk: How Turkey’s Reform Project Ended in IsolationDer SpiegelApril 8, 2016
Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic CooperationCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2016
Turkey’s Right Rises AgainCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2015
Climate Change, Migration, and the Demand for Greater Resources: Challenges and ResponsesThe SAIS Review of International AffairsJune 19, 2015
Previewing Turkey’s General ElectionCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2015
Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the worldReutersApril 21, 2015
The U.S.-Turkey PartnershipCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2015
How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with TurkeyThe National InterestOctober 7, 2014
The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish RegionsCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2014
Is America losing Germany?CNNJuly 11, 2014
Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in ChinaCenter for American ProgressMay 16, 2014
Turkey in TurmoilCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2014
Erdoğan Aims to Distract with His Latest Remarks Against IsraelCenter for American ProgressAugust 23, 2013
Erdoğan Is Gone, Way GoneCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2013
Liberal Turkey Speaks—Is Prime Minister Erdoğan Listening?Center for American ProgressJune 4, 2013
Freedom of the Press and Expression in TurkeyCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2013
Prime Minister Erdogan’s ‘Zionism’ Comments Isolate Him and His CountryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2013
A New Phase for U.S. Policy on SyriaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2013
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South AsiaCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2012
The United States and Mexico: The Path ForwardCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2012
Syria Goes from Bad to WorseCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2012
Peña Nieto’s Next StepsCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2012
Mexico’s Hidden Success StoryCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2012
Turning Words into ActionCenter for American ProgressJune 8, 2012
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in Northwest AfricaCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2012
Mixed Messages from BrazilCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2012
Climate Change, Migration, and ConflictCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2012
Is Turkey Sinking Its Own Ship?Center for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2011
Europe’s Cypriot ProblemCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2011
No More Coups d’États in TurkeyCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2011
Meet the “New” Republican Party in TurkeyCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2011
Turkey, the Libyan Crisis and Climate Change: Impacts on EU Security PolicyInternational Affairs ForumJuly 25, 2011
United Nations Misses Broader Climate Change ConnectionCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2011
After Turkey’s June ElectionsCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2011
Syrian Violence Requires U.S. ResponseCenter for American ProgressJune 17, 2011
Turkish Tango: Foreign Policy Dance in Ankara Requires AttentionCenter for American ProgressNovember 22, 2010
Understanding Post-Referendum TurkeyCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2010
U.S.-Mexican Cooperation on Drug Enforcement: Difficult, but not ImpossibleCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2010
Nigeria’s Multifaceted Problems Challenge U.S. PolicyCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2010
Affirmative Action in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2010
The İHH RiddleCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2010
What is the İHH?Center for American ProgressJuly 26, 2010
The Oil Spill—Obama’s ReactionCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2010
Barack Obama’s Energy RenewalCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2010
Brazil in the Middle EastCenter for American ProgressJune 17, 2010
We Share More than a FenceCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2010
Eternal Minorities?Center for American ProgressMay 13, 2010
The New LevantCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2010
Immigration NationCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2010
The U.S.-Turkey Relationship and ArmeniaCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2010
Beyond MulticulturalismCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2010
Quadrennial Defense Review Should Spark Interagency Climate ConversationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2010
Prospects for Health Care and Renewable EnergyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2010
Obama, Health Care, and CopenhagenCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2009
Obama’s New Strategy for AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2009
Climate Change on the MoveCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2009
How Capable Is Obama After All?Center for American ProgressNovember 4, 2009
Yes, We Can?Center for American ProgressOctober 30, 2009
Turkey’s Democratic Steps Have a Lot in Common with U.S. InterestsCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2009