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 Obama, who is beginning to care for his legacy. However, this affair is about more than tainted images. Persistent Cold War Mentalities The latest showdown …Read More

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 with Germany.

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 Mitarbeiter der amerikanischen Botschaft, die ihren Nachwuchs in Berliner Kindergärten schickten, von unerfreulichen Beleidigungen oder gar Drohungen durch deut-sche Eltern. Die Ausbrüche waren direkt und …Read More

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.

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 surveillance. Dr. Janes comments on Germans’ preoccupation with the American role in this controversy and points out that the intelligence services on both sides of …Read More

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 Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) oversees PRISM in accordance with Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). PRISM is said to obtain private communications …Read More