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SPIEGEL E-Book: 1914 - 2014. The Disturbing Relevance of World War I
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    1914 - 2014

    The Disturbing Relevance of World War I.

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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 ]


Assad's Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

Assad's Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

January 09, 2015, 09:20 PM

For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 09, 2015, 08:33 PM

The terrorists in Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris had a much broader target in mind: Western values. Will the attacks bring people together in this time of crisis or will fear of Islam prevail? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

January 08, 2015, 05:01 PM

Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how. Interview Conducted by Maik Grossekathöfer and Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

Je Suis Charlie: Stand Together in the Face of Violence

Je Suis Charlie: Stand Together in the Face of Violence

January 08, 2015, 12:21 PM

We cannot allow the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to influence our thinking. Otherwise, freedom has lost. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more...

A Fleeting Renaissance: German Jewish Communities Face Uncertain Futures

A Fleeting Renaissance: German Jewish Communities Face Uncertain Futures

January 06, 2015, 04:27 PM

In recent decades, Germany's Jewish community enjoyed considerable growth. Due to changes in the government's immigration policy, however, the number of new members has fallen and the population is graying fast. Has the boom ended? By Pavel Lokshin more... Comment ]

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

January 06, 2015, 03:09 PM

Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Interview Conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Operation Helicopter: Could Free Money Help the Euro Zone?

Operation Helicopter: Could Free Money Help the Euro Zone?

January 06, 2015, 12:22 PM

Fears that the euro zone is heading for deflation refuse to abate. Now, many economists are demanding that the European Central Bank hand out money to consumers to stimulate the economy. But would it work? By Anne Seith more... Comment ]

Greek Roulette: What Would Syriza's Victory Mean for Europe?

Greek Roulette: What Would Syriza's Victory Mean for Europe?

January 05, 2015, 04:07 PM

Greek Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has many observers across Europe scratching their heads. What does the head of the radical left party, who may become Greece's next prime minister, really want -the euro or the drachma? By Manfred Ertel and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Grexit Grumblings: Germany Open to Possible Greek Euro Zone Exit

Grexit Grumblings: Germany Open to Possible Greek Euro Zone Exit

January 05, 2015, 04:07 PM

There was a time when Germany feared the consequences were Greece to leave the euro zone. Now, though, with Greek elections approaching, Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to accept a "Grexit" should a new leftist government in Athens demand concessions. By Nikolaus Blome, Giorgos Christides, Christian Reiermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]