Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump 'Protest Is Insufficient'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pulitzer-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum talks about what the rise of Donald Trump means for Europe, what the future holds for NATO and whether democracy can survive the rise of right-wing populism. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Defending Western Values: Time for an International Front Against Trump

Defending Western Values Time for an International Front Against Trump

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, America is set to move into a more isolationist and more self-interested direction. The rest of the West must now stand up to defend our values. A Commentary by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Under normal circumstances, he would be considered a shining example of integration. But a selfie of Anas Modamani together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used repeatedly to label the young Syrian refugee as a terrorist. The 19-year-old has had enough and is taking legal action against Facebook. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

Mr. Me No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

The hope that Donald Trump might become more presidential as his inauguration approached has proven misguided. The 45th president of the United States has shown that his own public image is his first priority. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Thomas Hüetlin, Nils Minkmar and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

Domestic Refugees in Ukraine Waiting Out the War

The war in eastern Ukraine has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, forcing them to flee from the constant shelling. Many of them have since found shelter, but they are yearning to return to their old lives. By  Yuliana Romanyshyn and Anastasia Vlasova (Fotos) more...

Theresa May's Brexit Plan: I Want, I Want, I Want

Theresa May's Brexit Plan I Want, I Want, I Want

Theresa May wanted to show a friendly yet tough face to her country's European allies. But her Brexit speech showed one thing above all: The British prime minister is blind to reality. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Now Hiring Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Mass firings after last summer's failed coup attempt have created widespread anxiety inside the Turkish military. A weakened army and the loss of high-ranking officers is becoming a problem for NATO. By Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Web of Dependencies: A Whiff of Corruption in Orbán's Hungary

Web of Dependencies A Whiff of Corruption in Orbán's Hungary

In order to consolidate his power, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is creating a corrupt oligarchy in Hungary. He's also letting his family and friends in on the lucrative action. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]


Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

In a SPIEGEL interview, conservative intellectual leader and Trump confidant Newt Gingrich discusses the president-elect's future political course, how he is "very cautious" when it comes to nuclear weapons and the threat of trade wars. Interview Conducted By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]