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Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

August 17, 2016, 07:27 PM

The United States invited countries from around the Pacific to the world's biggest international maritime exercise, including its greatest rival, China. Its participation says a lot about the country's ambitions -- and its limits. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


An International Disaster: Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

An International Disaster: Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

August 16, 2016, 01:21 PM

Donald Trump's candidacy started as a joke. Fed by the media and opportunistic politicians, he's become a threat to the US political system and even world peace. Now it's time to treat him as such. A Commentary By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]


Narcissist and Agitator: Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

Narcissist and Agitator: Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

August 16, 2016, 10:43 AM

During his campaign, Donald Trump has repeatedly flirted with violence. Crude political notions aside, he lacks the character to become president of the United States and represents a true danger to the entire world. A Commentary By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Therapy and Prevention: The Race to Stop Youth from Radicalizing

Therapy and Prevention: The Race to Stop Youth from Radicalizing

August 11, 2016, 06:17 PM

The recent spate of deadly attacks in Germany have highlighted the need to intervene with angry young men before they turn to extremism or violence. But the country has a lot of catching up to do -- and the work can be controversial. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

One Helluva Fella: The Horrifically Contemporary World of Hieronymus Bosch

One Helluva Fella: The Horrifically Contemporary World of Hieronymus Bosch

August 11, 2016, 04:30 PM

Impaled heads and burning bodies: Hieronymus Bosch, the great Dutch painter whose images depicted the horrors and terror of the past, present and future, died 500 years ago. In the era of Abu Ghraib and Islamic State, his work feels as contemporary as ever. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

August 11, 2016, 12:24 PM

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from radar screens just over two years ago. Now veteran flight-accident investigator Larry Vance believes he knows what happened. He believes one of the pilots hijacked the aircraft. Interview Conducted by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

Retreat and Delusion: Is the Islamic State Finally Collapsing?

Retreat and Delusion: Is the Islamic State Finally Collapsing?

August 10, 2016, 05:20 PM

Terrorist attacks on the West make the Islamic State appear stronger than ever. The reality is that allied forces are well on their way to defeating the group in its core territory. Sources on the ground report that the "caliphate" is disintegrating. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

August 08, 2016, 07:00 PM

Investigators in Germany often know little about the crimes committed by German Islamists who have traveled to Syria. Three returnees have broken their silence -- providing a wealth of information and angering members of the radical scene. By Jörg Diehl, Julia Jüttner, Fidelius Schmid and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

Time for Plan B: Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

Time for Plan B: Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

August 08, 2016, 04:45 PM

After agreeing to help the European Union control the flow of migrants heading north, the Turkish government now feels empowered to use the deal as leverage. Europe must now find an alternative to its agreement with Ankara, lest it subject itself to blackmail. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

August 05, 2016, 06:00 PM

Despite the Turkish President's crackdown on opponents in the wake of the failed coup attempt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for strong continued ties to the country. It may be the only way to preserve the EU's crucial refugee deal. By SPIEGEL Staff. more... Comment ]

Sustainable Travel: 'One Long Trip Beats Three Short Ones'

Sustainable Travel: 'One Long Trip Beats Three Short Ones'

August 05, 2016, 12:25 PM

In our daily lives we're environmentally and ecologically conscious, buying organic products and using renewable energy. But what about when we travel? In an interview, an expert explains what a sustainable vacation looks like. By Anne Haeming more... Comment ]

Terror Investigation: Germany Attackers Had Contact with Suspected IS Members

Terror Investigation: Germany Attackers Had Contact with Suspected IS Members

August 05, 2016, 12:00 PM

The perpetrators of recent attacks in Ansbach and Würzburg in Germany had contacts with suspected Islamic State members in Saudi Arabia, SPIEGEL has learned. Chat transcripts suggest one of the perpetrators may have been planning to strike again. By Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]