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Broaden the German-U.S. Dialogue About Snooping

Germans are not naive: They know that states spy, and that attempts to listen in to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conversations were to be expected. But they didn’t expect that the United States would do this, for a decade.

Trust needs to be rebuilt. We must go beyond an exchange of accusations and counter-accusations over this issue. As allies and democracies, the United States and Germany can do this, with some imagination and effort, and the relationship can be improved as a result.

Do Friends Spy on Friends? What We Have Learned From the “Summer of Snowden”

Tension is high between the U.S. and its European allies over revelations about NSA spying. Former Wilson Center Scholar Georg Mascolo is a former Editor-in-Chief of the German news weekly Der Spiegel. He recently met with Edward Snowden and has also co-authored an article about the need to rebuild trust between allies. We asked him to provide CONTEXT on the situation during his recent visit to the Wilson Center. 

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

Georg Mascolo, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, and Tyson Barker, director of Transatlantic Relations at the Bertelsman Foundation, will discuss the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The panel will offer a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden

“Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust,” a joint policy paper by former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Georg Mascolo, and Ben Scott, Senior Advisor at the New America Foundation, discusses the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The article offers a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

The Future of the Eurozone

Jörg Asmussen has been a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since January 2012. He is responsible for the Directorate General International and European Relations and the Directorate General Legal Services. He represents the ECB in various European and international fora, e.g. the Euro Working Group and the G20 Deputies.

Ground Truth Briefing: Germany Decides

The German elections are a pivotal moment for Europe and the world economy. It seems likely that Angela Merkel will be re-elected but by what margin? And what negotiations will follow? Will the election provide the decisive result that would reassure world markets or a return to uncertainty? Our panel of experts will provide insights.

At this critical moment, the Wilson Center again brings a series of experts together to discuss events and examine how they might unfold.
 

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