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SPIEGEL E-Book: 1914 - 2014. The Disturbing Relevance of World War I
  • Even a century after the outbreak of World War I, its consequences can still be felt. SPIEGEL explored this phenomenon in a recent series, using World War I as the starting point for observing conditions today in a number of the world's regions. These included the role of the United States as a superpower and global police force, the ongoing failure of peace efforts in the Middle East and the as yet unresolved ethnic divisions in the Balkans last manifested in the Bosnian War. In the 12 features, now compiled as an E-Book, SPIEGEL reporters describe the effects of the primal catastrophe of the 20th century that remain present today.
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    1914 - 2014

    The Disturbing Relevance of World War I.

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Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

January 23, 2015, 04:06 PM

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more... Comment ]


#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

January 21, 2015, 01:22 PM

The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

January 20, 2015, 05:20 PM

Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden are street photography legends who use Leica cameras and black and white film as their weapons of choice. When they meet Google Glass for the first time, it feels like a head-on collision between old masters and new technology. By Matthias Krug and Hilmar Schmundt more... Video | Comment ]

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

January 20, 2015, 02:55 PM

Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. SPIEGEL presents some excerpts. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

January 19, 2015, 07:36 PM

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers? SPIEGEL went to Paris to find out. The resulting image is one of an identity search gone horribly wrong. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

January 17, 2015, 05:07 PM

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. By Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Gorbachev Interview: 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

Gorbachev Interview: 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

January 16, 2015, 11:43 AM

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses the dangers of poor relations between Russia and the West in the Ukraine crisis, saying there is a danger that things could get worse. Germany, he says, has a significant role to play. Interview Conducted by Matthias Schepp and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

January 14, 2015, 03:39 PM

Xenophobic riots in 1991 transformed the eastern German town of Hoyerswerda into a symbol of post-communist hate. Now, though, the community is courting foreign health workers and seeking to reinvent itself. Can it work? By Fiona Ehlers in Hoyerswerda, Germany more... Comment ]

Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

January 12, 2015, 05:38 PM

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Dresden on Monday evening for the latest march of Pegida, a group opposed to the "Islamization" of Europe. Organizers have billed it as a mourning march for Charlie Hebdo. But where does the group come from? By Maximilian Popp and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

January 12, 2015, 01:31 PM

The German government is trying to address the French terror attacks with a sense of calm, with no plans for new terror laws. However, fears are growing that the massacre will boost a disturbing anti-Muslim current in the country. more... Comment ]