Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

Substantial Risk NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War. By Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

Airbus Corruption Scandal A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul Gut. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Dinah Deckstein, Gunther Latsch, Jörg Schmitt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Countering the Populists: Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right

Countering the Populists Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right

Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy. By Melanie Amann, Tobias Hausdorf, Ralf Neukirch and Cornelia Schmergal more... Comment ]


Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts

Rule of Law Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts

Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the practice. But the move seems predestined to deepen Brussel's dispute with Poland and Hungary. By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that Brexit talks might fail as well as his pity for the prime minister. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

Playing with Fire Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear last week that he is close to withdrawing from the Iran accord unless Iran agrees to make changes. His chances for success are slim - and his blustering risks a dangerous escalation. By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

Interview with Emmanuel Macron 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, French President Emmanuel Macron talks about his first months in office, elaborates on his plans for Europe and discusses his developing relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg in Paris more... Comment ]


Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Gambler The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]