End of an Era: Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism

End of an Era Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism

The Merkel era has been characterized by a deep yearning for stability. Yet her tenure has led to Germany's current period of instability. It is time to move on from Merkelism. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities

2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities

One year after the terror attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, the relatives of the victims feel like the German authorities have treated them callously or neglected them. Some of their anger is also directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel. By Britta Stuff and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more...


The Same, But Different: Eastern Europeans Tire of Being Sold Inferior Products

The Same, But Different Eastern Europeans Tire of Being Sold Inferior Products

Why does Nutella in Hungary contain less cocoa than the same chocolate spread in Germany? Why do fish sticks in Prague have less fish? Eastern European are tired of being served inferior products -- and the EU is finally addressing the issue. By Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]

The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

The Search for Justice in Tunisia 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a comeback. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]


From the Editors: The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey

From the Editors The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey

British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its reporting and has made the decision to post the audio online in response. more...

Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

Patchwork Solution An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

The idea of a soft launch for Berlin's long-delayed new international airport is gaining traction. It would mean opening its doors in 2020, but without its main terminal. By Gerald Traufetter and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]


Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Alleged INF Treaty Violation U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Donald Trump and Jerusalem 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

Trump's Jerusalem Folly Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

U.S. Economy Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers. An Analysis by Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

Liberated Raqqa The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life. more... Comment ]

Not So Great: Britain Grows Increasingly Hostile to EU Citizens

Not So Great Britain Grows Increasingly Hostile to EU Citizens

Ever since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, European Union citizens in the UK have felt increasingly unwelcome. Harrassment is on the rise and the government itself has fed the hate. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]