Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

Albiera Antinori is head of the centuries-old Italian vintner of the same name. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she speaks of the flood of cheap wine, new buying habits in China and the populist government in Rome. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Susanne Amann more... Comment ]

Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince: 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

Why would someone want Saudi Arabian Jamal Khashoggi dead? The former FBI agent Ali Soufan says that the journalist posed a threat to the House of Saud. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


Brexit Negotiations: Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itself

Brexit Negotiations Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itself

No country in the world has cultivated arrogance the way Britain has. But the sad truth is: The former global power can't even find its way to the door without tripping over its feet. A Commentary by Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Doing Putin's Dirty Work: The Rise of Russia's GRU Military Intelligence Service

Doing Putin's Dirty Work The Rise of Russia's GRU Military Intelligence Service

Russia's GRU military intelligence service has become a political instrument for President Putin -- in the poison attack in Salisbury, hacking against the West and even in dealing with his country's doping scandal. Lately, though, the secret service can't seem to stay out of the headlines. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Three Female Veterans of German Politics: 'There Was an Assumption I Would Be Docile'

Three Female Veterans of German Politics 'There Was an Assumption I Would Be Docile'

What's life like for women in the top echelons of German politics? DER SPIEGEL spoke with three former cabinet ministers about their experiences as women in government. Things have improved, they say, but there is still much to be done. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Ann-Katrin Müller more... Comment ]

Anti-Democratic Tendencies: Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD

Anti-Democratic Tendencies Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD

Germany's domestic intelligence agency is wary of officially monitoring the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party. But there is plenty of cause for concern. Extremist ideas are present at all levels within the AfD. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

Merkel's Bavaria Headache Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

It was an historic defeat for both the center-right Christian Social Union and the center-left Social Democrats. The aftershocks of the state election in Bavaria are likely to reach all the way to Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition even more wobbly that it was. By Christian Teevs more... Comment ]

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

Untethered in Italy Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart of Europe. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

A European IMF The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]