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I assume standard economy and hegemony advantages, but I would think there's an interesting link story between US EU relations and Greece's deficit? Totally guessing there, but it might be an interesting lead. 

You also might be able to use it to garner extra solvency. Think of it as Anti-Surveilence leadership, similar to science or technology leadership on oceans, you may be able to say that US EU relations key to stopping their domestic surveilence, but I'm just imagining cool things in my head, I don't know if the research or articles exist.

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Multilateralism is definitely one. There's also different kinds of regional stability, most prominently Middle Eastern stability (we need the credibility and cooperation of the EU to stabilize the Middle East). It would probably be smarter to get specific country relations with the US. That'll allow you to diversify your impacts and hedge back against any generic answers that the opposing side may have. For instance, US-Netherlands relations probably aren't answered by generic US-EU relations answers.

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We read this in our metadata aff at camp

 

EU intelligence cooperation is key to effective counter-terrorism 

Protopapas, 14

George X. Protopapas, December 2014. Analyst at the ResearchInstitute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) and member of International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies. “European Union’s Intelligence Cooperation: A Failed Imagination?” Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, 4.2, http://www.academia.edu/10996393/European_Union_s_Intelligence_Cooperation_A_Failed_Imagination.

In addition, Snowden’s case provoked confrontation among the euro Atlantic partners as the National Security Agency (NSA) spying revelations broke the ties of trust between USA and EU Member- States. For example, the German parliament decided the establishment of a special Bundestag committee in order to investigate the global spying activities of the American National Security Agency (NSA) and European counterparts such as the GCHQ in the UK. Furthermore, the committee will likely examine if the German intelligence agencies were either aware of, or complicit in, the gathering of people’s data.18 The threat of the spread of Islamic extremism in the European continent desperately demands a close cooperation of the intelligence communities of USA, the European Union and the European states. The European Islamist extremists, who fight in the war of Syria against the president Bashar Assad pose a very dangerous threat, when they return in their European hometowns. The intelligence cooperation and sharing between USA and the European allies increase the possibilities for an effective identification and the prevention of terrorist, terrorism attacks and the organized crime’s illegal activities. In addition, the links between Islamic terrorist cells and organized crime groups pose a more combined threat to European security, as the terrorists and criminals has a boarder field of cooperation (illegal trade weapons, smuggling, human trafficking, drugs, extortion, adductions for money etc.) Surveillance by the National Security Agency is undermining intelligence cooperation with allies as the U.S. fights the growing threat of Islamic extremists. The June 2013 revelations of NSA spying by contractor Edward Snowden are having repercussions, particularly in Germany, even as many allies come to appreciate the need to keep closer tabs on potential terrorists in the wake of deadly attacks in Europe and North America. Reports in the German media that the NSA asked the German intelligence service BND to spy on Siemens, a German company suspected of dealing with Russia, as well as other European companies and politicians, have rattled the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, which is already dealing with demands from a parliamentary investigation into Snowden's allegations. The BND last week reportedly stopped sharing Internet surveillance data with the NSA, the latest fallout from the scandal. Efforts to smooth out the bumps caused by Snowden have contributed to some of the fallout, as European parliaments become more assertive at overseeing their own intelligence agencies, which often are full partners in the NSA's activities.

Edited by kylerbuckner

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