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Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

September 07, 2017, 02:29 PM

Migrants who make it across the Mediterranean to Italy dream of continuing on to northern Europe. Most, though, are unable to make it past the Brenner Pass. A visit to Europe's waiting room. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]


Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

September 06, 2017, 02:59 PM

Europe hopes that the fates of African migrants will soon be decided at facilities in Chad or Niger. It is a wonderful idea, but also a misleading illusion. In truth, Europe's primary focus is on shutting down the Mediterranean route. By Mirco Keilberth, Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey: We Must Remain Defiant

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey: We Must Remain Defiant

September 01, 2017, 05:38 PM

For 200 days now, Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel has been held in jail in Turkey. But the madness won't become routine just because time has passed. An Editorial By Barbara Hans more... Comment ]


Erdogan's Insults: Germany's Hardline on Turkey Begins to Soften

Erdogan's Insults: Germany's Hardline on Turkey Begins to Soften

August 25, 2017, 06:52 PM

With the Turkish president firing away at Germany at will, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel recently announced that Berlin would take a tougher stance. It hasn't happened. Indeed, Germany may soon have to cough up significant amounts of money for Ankara. By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Borderline Insanity: What Does Brexit Mean for Northern Ireland?

Borderline Insanity: What Does Brexit Mean for Northern Ireland?

August 24, 2017, 10:08 AM

For almost 20 years, Northern Ireland has largely been at peace. Brexit now threatens to tear the scabs off of old wounds. London recently presented a plan for the country, but it is vague and lacks detail. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


'Nazis, Spies and Terrorists': Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?

'Nazis, Spies and Terrorists': Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?

August 10, 2017, 05:54 PM

In recent months, relations between Germany and Turkey have reached a new low. After a series of escalating spats, tourism and investment in the country have collapsed. Will it finally drive Turkish President Erdogan to change course? By Katrin Elger, Maximilian Popp, Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Interview with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek: 'Germany is Being Irrational'

Interview with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek: 'Germany is Being Irrational'

August 01, 2017, 04:42 PM

As Germany and Turkey struggle with the increasingly strained state of their relationship, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek stresses the two countries' longstanding friendship in an interview with DER SPIEGEL. He also says it is Ankara's duty to rid the state of terrorist elements. Interview Conducted by Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


From Paragon To Pariah: How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

From Paragon To Pariah: How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

July 21, 2017, 06:52 PM

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU? By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Time To Stand Up to Erdogan? Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

Time To Stand Up to Erdogan? Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

July 21, 2017, 06:45 PM

The recent arrest of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner marks a turning point in relations between Germany and Turkey. In an election year, the center-left Social Democrats want to see a tightening of sanctions, but Angela Merkel has declined. She wants to save the refugee deal the EU has made with Ankara. By Ralf Neukirch, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

July 10, 2017, 05:50 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron hope to reinvigorate the Franco-German partnership. Yet even as military cooperation moves forward, the two countries are still far apart on eurozone reforms. By Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Erdogan at the G20: Turkey Against the World

Erdogan at the G20: Turkey Against the World

July 06, 2017, 10:44 PM

On the eve of the G20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed no signs that he is interested in reconciliation with Germany. But he has driven away many of his other former allies as well. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]