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Supervising Surveillance

The outrage in Berlin following reports of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone being tapped by U.S. intelligence sources is not going to go away quickly, nor is it limited to …

German Unity Day: President Gauck Speaks on Freedom

Marking twenty-three years of one Germany, President Joachim Gauck emphasized German citizens’ and policymakers’ responsibilities both domestically and internationally during his speech in Stuttgart on October 3, 2013. This speech …

Where is the Core of the Debate?: Surveillance and the Media

Writing for the ninth issue of Medium Magazine, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes returns to the ongoing, but overshadowed, controversy over NSA surveillance. Edward Snowden has catalyzed the old civil liberties debate by introducing the implications of the digital age. Will this debate last?

Business as Usual for German-American Relations

Appearing originally at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Europe, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes’ article provides a birds-eye perspective on the future of the German-American partnership. Expect business as …

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 …

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After Snowden: The Impact of PRISM in Russia and Germany

Temporary asylum for Edward Snowden in Russia is an embarrassment for the administration in Washington, and being snubbed by Vladimir Putin is a slap in the face for President Barack …

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 …

Gesucht: ein Reifer Partner

Dieser Artikel würde am 19. Juli 2013 auf Seite zwei der Welt gedruckt. Mit der Erlaubnis des Authors, steht der Originaltext hier. Read in English Anfang des Jahres 1999 berichteten …

Searching for a Responsible Partner

The Honorable John C. Kornblum, AICGS Board of Trustees member, comments in his recent article in Die Welt on NSA surveillance and its implications on both sides of the Atlantic.

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 …