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Throughout the late 1990s Michael Werbowski was based in Prague, collaborating with the prominent Czech daily "Lidove Noviny" newspaper and contributing to the English weekly the "Prague Post". More recently he has been based in Mexico and Central America covering mostly trade and environmental issues for both local and international media outlets. His articles have appeared in North American and European newspapers, Web sites and magazines in several languages.
No. Article Date
Obama's Unruly Middle East Allies
[Analysis] The new administration has its hands full dealing with a rapidly reshaping region
21
It may also mean the royal regime is feeling tremendous conflict and popular dissent from within, as its subjects fume o... >>more
2009.01.25
Israel's Prelude to War
Practise air strikes and life-size replicas of Gaza streets were used to prepare for war
22
According to information obtained by US intelligence operatives and later shared with their French colleagues, it was as... >>more
2009.01.20
Europe's Winter of Discontent
[Analysis] Spreading social upheaval amid economic turmoil shakes Europe in the New Year
23
Much of this economic transformation adopted earlier in the decade by the Baltics was modeled on those experienced in ea... >>more
2009.01.18
Czechs Assume a Challenging EU Presidency
A new war and another energy crisis to the east is testing Prague's diplomatic skills
24
But behind the headlines, this new "cold war" over gas supplies from Prague looks like an attempt by Moscow to reign in ... >>more
2009.01.15
[Poem] Guernica
Winged death, aerial bombardment and civilian targets of war
25
It rained "bunker busters" and plutonium radiation. It rained with "shock and awe" and the earth trembled. After the rai... >>more
2009.01.03
2008: The Year Democracy Faltered
[Opinion] Looking back at a perilous year for our democracies
26
Last year the country faced another tragedy: It was engulfed in wild fires and on the verge of ecological disaster. This... >>more
2008.12.28
[Poem] Hanukkah Lights
A celebration of the Jewish festival of lights
27
The flask of oil discovered in the Temple, burned long enough, for eight days; for a week and one day. A biblical miracl... >>more
2008.12.24
Who Owns Las Cristinas Gold?
One of the world's largest untapped gold mines and its endless ownership battles
28
The mine according its present operators and nominal owners, Crystallex corp., has an estimated gold reserves of 11 mill... >>more
2008.12.20
An Open Letter to UN Sec-Gen. Ban Ki Moon
A citizen reporter writes to a preeminent global citizen about climate change
29
My proposal deals with the idea of an International Climate Change Center (ICCC) or a place of sorts for starters, under... >>more
2008.12.09
Bedlam in Bohemia
Tussles with Brussels, rushing with the radar and theatrics ahead of Czech EU presidency
30
Last week, I saw Havel at a favorite gathering place of Czech beer fans, and gave him a polite handshake. He seems small... >>more
2008.12.01
Czech Republic Not Immune to Hate
[Opinion] Extremism nationalism and racism makes for a toxic mix in a monochrome society
31
Resentment towards "others" is simmering beneath the surface and then at times spills out onto the streets. This was the... >>more
2008.11.25
An Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama
A citizen of central Europe appeals to the new president to avert a renewed cold war
32
@US2008@We in central Europe are regrettably used to foreign occupation, invasion and domination and even extermination.... >>more
2008.11.09
The Ghosts of Prague
Celebrating the dearly departed Czech style
33
This small nation has produced some extraordinary gifted and talented people. This cemetery attests to this. I paid my o... >>more
2008.11.03
A Space for Humanity
London's Korean Cultural Center is a unique place for global convergence
34
Yet all is not doom and gloom. In the second part of the exhibit, there is an uplifting vision of tomorrow. Environmenta... >>more
2008.10.30
Czech Republic: Quo Vadis
A small nation faces huge and daunting challenges ahead of assuming the EU presidency
35
Armored personnel carriers, tanks and rescue vehicles, even Czech contingents perhaps heading for Afghanistan were all p... >>more
2008.10.29
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