America's Chauvinist-in-Chief: The True Face of Donald Trump

America's Chauvinist-in-Chief The True Face of Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is a racist and a hate preacher. It's time to stop trivializing the immense damage he is causing. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Persona Non Grata: Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

Persona Non Grata Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

Two years ago, Petro Poroshenko hired former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili to promote reforms and tackle corruption. Now, though, the Ukrainian president has thrown Saakashvili out of the country. What went wrong? By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

Hell on Earth Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

There are many who would like to see migrants sheltered in reception camps in Libya. But a recent report compiled by European Union diplomats who visited the country reveals that the idea is completely unworkable. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

North Korea Crisis: Trump Plays with Fire

North Korea Crisis Trump Plays with Fire

The conflict with Kim Jong Un raises concern that Washington may be more unpredictable than North Korea. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


'Nazis, Spies and Terrorists' Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?

In recent months, relations between Germany and Turkey have reached a new low. After a series of escalating spats, tourism and investment in the country have collapsed. Will it finally drive Turkish President Erdogan to change course? By Katrin Elger, Maximilian Popp, Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Dueling Hotheads: The War of Words that Could Go Nuclear

Dueling Hotheads The War of Words that Could Go Nuclear

President Trump's "fire and fury" tirade against the regime of Kim Jong Un has escalated tensions with North Korea. A military conflict with the country would have catastrophic results. Is there still a diplomatic way out of this mess? By Veit Medick, Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Christoph Scheuermann, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Terrorism or Insanity? Attack Underscores Need To Address Refugees' Mental Health

Terrorism or Insanity? Attack Underscores Need To Address Refugees' Mental Health

In 2015, Ahmed A. was an unremarkable Palestinian asylum applicant with dreams of a new life in Germany. Two years later, he went on a deadly stabbing spree in a Hamburg supermarket. His transformation highlights a growing problem among refugees in the country: mental illness. By Laura Backes, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Hubert Gude, Martin Knobbe, Roman Lehberger, Andrew Moussa and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

'Everything is Fine' A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

The Muatis are one of hundreds of thousands of refugee families who have come to Germany from Syria since the war broke out. They desperately want to fit in and contribute to society, but even as the children relish their newfound freedoms, the parents worry about their future. By Claas Relotius more... Comment ]


Trump vs. Reality: In Such Great Shape!

Trump vs. Reality In Such Great Shape!

It's report card time for the Trump presidency. Catch the latest installment of DER SPIEGEL's animated series, "Trump vs. Reality." By Bernhard Riedmann and Benny Omerzell more... Video ]

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

The End of a Legend 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Chancellor Candidate Unloads: Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

Chancellor Candidate Unloads Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

Martin Schulz, the rival who wants to unseat Angela Merkel as chancellor in September, made headlines before the election with his criticism of Donald Trump. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL he now describes the U.S. president as a "risk to the whole world" and expresses shock over his "merciless nepotism." Interview Conducted By Florian Gathmann, Barbara Hans and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]

A River of Ice: Scientists Study Greenland's Role in Sea Level Rises

A River of Ice Scientists Study Greenland's Role in Sea Level Rises

A spectacular research project has commenced in Greenland: Scientists are drilling core samples from a huge ice stream. They want to examine its stability -- and how it could affect global sea Levels. more... Video | Comment ]