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DW's Webtalk on the NSA and Syria

DW invited three experts to a Google Hangout chat to discuss the impact of the NSA fallout on Europe and how - if at all - the Syrian crisis can be resolved.

As world leaders and decision-makers gather in Munich for the 2014 Security Conference to focus on global security and foreign policy issues, DW talked to Nathalie Tocchi, Deputy Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, Olaf Boehnke, head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Adrian Oroz, policy advisor at the Munich Security Conference.

One of the key issues likely to dominate the Security Conference is the ongoing NSA fallout and we wanted to know how the damage on Europe could be brought under control.

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Has Europe done enough to stem the fallout from the NSA affair?

Given that there is so much bad blood regarding the NSA surveillance fallout, which could have a bearing on other aspects of the transatlantic partnership, we asked the experts how detrimental it could be for other areas of bilateral or transatlantic cooperation.

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Is a transatlantic agreement on surveillance and privacy possible?

Coinciding with the opening of the Security Conference in Munich was the end of the Geneva II talks on Syria, which have yielded little to nothing in terms of progress. The parties to the talks have agreed to meet again, but what hope is there that the conflict which has claimed so many lives can be resolved any time soon?

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What is the outlook for Syria?

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