Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

Interview with German Intelligence Chief 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State. Interview Conducted by Martin Knobbe, Fidelius Schmid and Alfred Weinzierl more... Comment ]

Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

Myths of Migration Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research really shows. By Hein de Haas more... Comment ]


Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

Resisting the Siren Song Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

PEDs on the Pitch The Lie of Drug-Free Football

It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'I Am Offering the French Renewal'

SPIEGEL Interview with Emmanuel Macron 'I Am Offering the French Renewal'

In an interview, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron discusses his surprise political ascent, the desire of many for a new kind of politics and the necessity of widespread reforms in his country. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Erdogan and His Followers: Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

Erdogan and His Followers Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

Turkey is divided ahead of a key constitutional referendum to grant President Erdogan more power. So too is Germany's Turkish population. Officials are concerned that violence could be the result while ordinary Germans are unable to understand how anyone could support Erdogan. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

A Triumph of Reason Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decisively won the Dutch national election, with right-wing populist Geert Wilders trailing far behind. The incumbent leader played the country's tensions with Turkey to his own advantage -- his victory is good news for Europe. An Analysis by Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Countdown to the Election: How Emmanuel Macron Upended French Politics

Countdown to the Election How Emmanuel Macron Upended French Politics

Emmanuel Macron is the most unconventional French presidential candidate in decades, and if he keeps his momentum, he could keep Marine Le Pen from taking power. His promise to voters: the building of a new France. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Germany's Deportation Lottery Migrants' Fate a Game of Chance

Because the deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Germany is the responsibility of the states, a highly arbitrary system not unlike a lottery. For the close to a half-million people expected to receive orders to be deported this year, whether they must leave or not may depend on where they live. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]