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

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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Josef Joffe

Die Zeit

Josef Joffe is the Editor of Die Zeit and previously served on AICGS' Board of Trustees.