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The High Cost of a Quick Syria Campaign

Writing on the danger of a hands-off approach to Syria, Editor of die Zeit and AICGS Trustee Josef Joffe argues that a humanitarian intervention would include far different components than …

Syria Tests Germany’s Culture of Reluctance

Prospects for military intervention in Syria are still in discussion across the Atlantic, and the question of German participation remains unanswered. With Germany’s abstention from NATO actions in Libya in …

It’s TTIP, Stupid!

By Werner Sonne After the announcement on developing an “Anti-Spy-Agreement”, one question has been swept under the rug. If there was no spying, why sign such an agreement? The NSA …

Do the Ends Justify the Means?: Merkel’s Eight-Point Data Privacy Plan

By Alex Racey At her annual summer conference, Chancellor Angela Merkel remained coy on the details surrounding the NSA spy affair. She asserted that the government is taking the necessary …

Exploiting Obama’s Foreign Policy Retreat

In his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece (paywall), AICGS Trustee Dr. Josef Joffe highlights recent developments in international security to argue that American foreign policy has suffered greatly under …

A Man of Dual-Morals, President Barack Obama

In his recent front-page article in German in der Tagesspiegel, frequent AICGS participant, Prof. Dr. Christian Hacke, evaluates President Barack Obama’s hawkish leadership in American security policy, posture, and relationship …

Dishonest Accusations: Dr. Jackson Janes on the NSA Scandal

Featured today on Stern Magazine’s website, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes’ article, titled “Eure Anfeindungen sind verlogen” (Translated: “Your Accusations are Dishonest”), challenges German reactions to the revelations of NSA …

Energy and Security Risks: A Transatlantic Comparison

Cutting across policy areas, energy security decision-making has become a necessity in the twenty-first century. Having important consequences for climate and space policy, domestic and transatlantic debates over energy policy …

AICGS In The News on Cybersecurity

AICGS President, Jackson Janes, has recently been quoted in a number of news articles on cybersecurity and data privacy. From a range of online and print outlets, these pieces detail …

The Church Committee and Contemporary Surveillance

Recently, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Russell A. Miller, detailed the “1975 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” and its implications for contemporary surveillance in …

From the West to the Rest. Changing Patterns on Global Metals and Mineral Markets: A Need for a Global Dialogue on Raw Materials in a Changing World

As new technologies develop and economies emerge, the concept of risk is evolving to meet twenty-first century realities. No longer only the purview of economic and financial markets, or terrorism …

It’s a Material World: Managing Metals and Critical Materials against All Odds

Commodity Markets under Stress The international commodity markets are under stress. Since 2000, prices have been on an upward trajectory due to soaring demand, briefly interrupted by the financial crisis. …