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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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German Central Bank Head Weidmann: 'The Euro Crisis Is Not Yet Behind Us'

German Central Bank Head Weidmann: 'The Euro Crisis Is Not Yet Behind Us'

September 24, 2014, 01:00 PM

An extended period of calm on the bond markets has led many to conclude the euro crisis is over. But German central bank head Jens Weidmann says in an interview that the coast still isn't clear and that there is still great need for reforms. Interview by Armin Mahler and Anne Seith more... Comment ]


'Left To Die': The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

'Left To Die': The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

September 23, 2014, 05:19 PM

Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugess from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Walter Mayr, Maximilian Popp and Chrissi Wilkens more... Comment ]


Kidnapping in Somalia: German-American Journalist Released after Years in Captivity

September 23, 2014, 03:48 PM

German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped in Somalia two-and-a-half years ago while researching a book on piracy. On Tuesday, he was finally released. more...

Sharing Burdens: Germany to Urge Shift in EU Refugee Policy

Sharing Burdens: Germany to Urge Shift in EU Refugee Policy

September 22, 2014, 05:45 PM

The number of asylum-seekers in Germany is growing rapidly and many towns and cities are struggling to house them. The country's interior minister is pushing for changes to the EU's refugee policies in an effort to share the burden across the continent. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Europe's Original Sin: What Asylum Policy Says about the EU

Europe's Original Sin: What Asylum Policy Says about the EU

September 22, 2014, 05:27 PM

European asylum policy is a messy compromise that has led to vast suffering on the EU's external borders. But having become used to our prosperity, we wouldn't have it any other way. An Essay by Jürgen Dahlkamp more... Comment ]

Botched Execution: The Death that Could Kill Lethal Injection

Botched Execution: The Death that Could Kill Lethal Injection

September 18, 2014, 04:43 PM

The horrific execution of Clayton Lockett by lethal injection this spring in Oklahoma took an astonishing 43 minutes to complete. Together with other botched killings, the incident has focused attention on the inexperience and incompetence that now accompanies many executions in America. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles

Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles

September 18, 2014, 12:57 PM

Germany has long had a reputation for excellent infrastructure. But in recent years, both public and private investment has dwindled dramatically, and officials are increasingly concerned about how to solve the problem. They have good reason to be worried. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Islamic State: Germany Struggles to Deal with Returning Fighters

Islamic State: Germany Struggles to Deal with Returning Fighters

September 17, 2014, 12:46 PM

Hundreds of radical Islamists from Germany have headed to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamic State. Many have since returned home. Now the country's court system is gearing up for the coming legal battles -- and facing myriad challenges. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

September 17, 2014, 12:10 PM

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is the architect of the independence referendum. This week could mark his biggest political triumph to date. Yet many Scots are wary of Salmond, believing him to be self-satisfied and arrogant. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Islamic State in Iraq: 'They Know Exactly What They Are Doing'

Islamic State in Iraq: 'They Know Exactly What They Are Doing'

September 16, 2014, 03:45 PM

Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi played an infamous role in spurring the 2003 American invasion of his country. In an interview, he tells SPIEGEL about the rise of Islamic State, why the West misjudged the jihadists and whether it is time to cooperate with Assad. Interview conducted by Dieter Bednarz more... Comment ]

Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War

Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War

September 16, 2014, 11:17 AM

Obama has spent much of his term withdrawing the US from quagmires abroad. But now, in the battle against Islamic State extremists, he has a war of his own. His plan of attack, though, is filled with uncertainties and America's ultimate goal remains unclear. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Christoph Reuter and Holger Stark more... Comment ]