Wild Wild West: Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

Wild Wild West Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

A special unit of investigators and medical professionals in the U.S. is on the hunt for sports cheats. Internal emails that DER SPIEGEL has examined show how assiduous the inspectors are in their pursuit -- and how frustrating it can be. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]

War and Peace Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

The mandate of the United Nations is to preserve peace in the world, but when it comes to the Syrian crisis, the global body has failed badly. Will the UN's new secretary-general be able to finally introduce necessary reforms? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Brexit Confusion: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

Brexit Confusion A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

Six months after the EU referendum, the government in Britain still has no plan for leaving the bloc. What does Brexit really mean? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

The suspect in the December terror attack in Berlin, which killed 12, came from Tunisia. SPIEGEL spoke to the country's prime minister, Youssef Chahed, 41, about terrorism in his country and the problems facing its fragile democracy. Interview Conducted by Clemens Höges more... Comment ]


Juncker's Right-Hand Man: The Most Powerful Bureaucrat in EU History?

Juncker's Right-Hand Man The Most Powerful Bureaucrat in EU History?

Martin Selmayr, cabinet chief for EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, wields tremendous power in Brussels. That is not to everyone's liking. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Democracy Under Pressure Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

In the wake of the Berlin terror attack, leading German politicians have begun demanding changes to the country's security architecture. With fall elections approaching, the issue is set to dominate the campaign. But there's also a danger of going too far. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The PC Monster: Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

The PC Monster Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]