As 2013 comes to a close, we at AICGS would like to wish you a very happy holiday season. Our 30th year has been a busy one, beginning with the second inauguration of Barack Obama’s second term, an ongoing scandal in surveillance and data privacy, further reform in the euro zone, and the recent formation …Read More

This morning, Target Corps released that there has been a security breach, and about 40 million credit and debit cards have been accessed from customers of Target stores (not online) between November 27 to December 15, 2013. Target immediately sent out a notice to warn their customers of the attack. Information that was stolen in …Read More

Arguing in Forbes that the Free Democratic Party’s exit from the Bundestag spells stagnation for the German and European economies, Doug Bandow details the FDP’s long slide to missing the 5 percent threshold to enter the German parliament and criticizes the Christian Democratic Union’s and Christian Social Union’s concessions to the Social Democratic Party during …Read More

After Ukraine’s recent turn toward Russia, Germany has stepped up to remind Eastern Europe and Russia that these states have the independence to choose their own allegiances. Writing in a recent CNN opinion editorial, Ulrich Speck, a contributor to AICGS’ analysis, explains how this step toward Russia benefits the Ukrainian president,¬†Viktor Yanukovich, but that this …Read More