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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 …

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 …

Germany’s Position on Data Privacy and PRISM

Basic facts about PRISM PRISM is a National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that has existed since 2007 when then-President George W. Bush signed the Protect America Act. The Foreign …

Security Policy in Cyberspace: The Need for a Transatlantic Debate on the Protection of Data and Privacy

Introduction[1] The recently revealed NSA (National Security Agency) surveillance program of the American government, “Prism,”[2] and the criticism it raised not only in the U.S. but also in Germany once …

Cyber Security and Privacy

The ongoing debate about cyber security and its implications for privacy has once again exposed major cultural and legal differences between the United States and Germany. The interplay between German …

A Question of Trust

The reaction in Germany and throughout Europe to the revelations of NSA surveillance continues to swell in bigger waves. The information drawn from the computers of Edward Snowden enrage many, …

Building Balance between Civil Liberty and Security

The old expression “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” might be applicable to the current surveillance debate on both sides of the Atlantic. The public …

Cybersecurity in Germany – Toward a Risk-based Approach

Statistics indicate that the instance of cyberattacks continues to increase despite improvements in detection of malicious software.  Mr. Jan Neutze contends that in light of the increasing prevalence of cybersecurity …

NATO and Emerging Security Challenges: Beyond the Deterrence Paradigm

Michael Rühle discusses the role of NATO in the context of emerging security challenges facing the global community. According to Mr. Rühle, the use of force by NATO will no longer be enough to counter new and unexpected challenges. To continue to be effective moving forward, NATO must find a new approach to the security obstacles that lie ahead.