What Germany Left Behind: The Slow Collapse of North Afghanistan

What Germany Left Behind: The Slow Collapse of North Afghanistan

Six months ago, Germany's military withdrew from Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Since then, regional security has eroded and many of those left behind feel abandoned. Even development work seems to have come to a halt. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]




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The Propaganda War Opposition Sings Kremlin Tune on Ukraine

The Propaganda War: Opposition Sings Kremlin Tune on Ukraine

The propaganda war in the Ukraine crisis has spawned a renewal Russian nationalism, with members of the opposition and the intellectual class suddenly praising President Putin. Many in Russia are accepting the Kremlin's official line uncritically. By Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp in Moscow more... Comment ]

Mistrust and Hate The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

Mistrust and Hate: The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law allowing for life sentences for homosexuals. Since then, members of the country's gay and lesbian community have been going into hiding or leaving the country. Western pressure has been ineffective. By Jan Puhl in Kampala, Uganda more... Comment ]

Curse of Cybersex The Lost Children of Cebu

Curse of Cybersex: The Lost Children of Cebu Photos

Cybersex is a big business in a city on the Filipino island of Cebu. To escape poverty, parents force their children to strip in front of webcams. City officials are fighting back in an attempt to prevent sexual exploitation from destroying a generation. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Out of Ammo? The Eroding Power of Central Banks

Out of Ammo? The Eroding Power of Central Banks

Since the financial crisis, central banks have slashed interest rates, purchased vast quantities of sovereign bonds and bailed out banks. Now, though, their influence appears to be on the wane with measures producing paltry results. Do they still have control? By Michael Sauga and Anne Seith more... Comment ]

Practice for a Russian Invasion Ukrainian Civilians Take Up Arms

Practice for a Russian Invasion: Ukrainian Civilians Take Up Arms Photos

It remains unclear what Russia might have in store for eastern Ukraine, but nationalist groups are preparing for the worst. The right-wing scene in the country is varied and complex, but one thing is certain: It is attracting an increasing number of followers. By Benjamin Bidder and Uwe Klussmann more... Comment ]

Europe's African Refugee Crisis Is the Boat Really Full?

Europe's African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full? Photos

Since Italy began rescuing Africans from the Mediterranean after the last major tragedy in October, the number of refugees coming to Europe has risen dramatically. Fears of economic immigrants could become a top issue in Europe's spring election. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

'We Will Shoot Back' All Eyes on Russia as Ukraine Begins Offensive in East

'We Will Shoot Back': All Eyes on Russia as Ukraine Begins Offensive in East Photos

Many in the West believe that Russia is behind the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine. Kiev on Tuesday launched an offensive to retake control of the region, but the biggest question still looms: Will Russia invade? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Investigating Surveillance German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena

Investigating Surveillance: German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena Photos

Berlin has insisted it wants to scrutinize NSA spying in Germany. But actually inviting Edward Snowden to testify before a paraliamentary investigation is proving delicate. Some in Chancellor Merkel's party are now casting doubt on Snowden's suitability as a witness. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]