Mirko Hohmann

Mirko Hohmann is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. He works on the intersection of technology and policymaking with a focus on cybersecurity. He contributes to GPPi's work on Global Internet Politics and co-leads the Global Governance Futures program.

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The German NSA Affair and the Need for Reform in Berlin

When Chancellor Angela Merkel recently cited the “challenges” concerning the National Security Agency as an area that the German government has “tackled excellently” this term, many observers were surprised – not least because, two years into the “NSA affair,” the German government continues to vocally criticize American surveillance efforts while failing to address the shortcomings of its own intelligence agencies.