The NSA Has Harmed Transatlantic Relations More Than Any al-Qaida Operative Could

Josef Joffe

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Josef Joffe is Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Senior Fellow of the Kissinger Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Publisher of Die Zeit, and author of numerous books on global affairs. He is also a former AICGS trustee.

States only have interests, and although even friends spy on each other, the NSA has applied its technological prowess without thought to the consequences. In short, post-9/11 paranoia has brought about a devastating “We do it because we can” attitude. Writing in The Guardian on November 1, 2013, Josef Joffe is the Editor of Die Zeit and an AICGS Trustee.

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