Anti-Democratic Tendencies: Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD

Anti-Democratic Tendencies Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD

Germany's domestic intelligence agency is wary of officially monitoring the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party. But there is plenty of cause for concern. Extremist ideas are present at all levels within the AfD. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

Merkel's Bavaria Headache Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

It was an historic defeat for both the center-right Christian Social Union and the center-left Social Democrats. The aftershocks of the state election in Bavaria are likely to reach all the way to Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition even more wobbly that it was. By Christian Teevs more... Comment ]


CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

CSU in Crisis What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

For decades, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has exerted outsized influence on Germany's national political stage. With state elections approaching on Sunday, however, the CSU finds itself embroiled in crisis. What went wrong? By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

Germany's Extremism Problem Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany 'We Are Facing a Monster'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell. Interview Conducted by Veit Medick and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

In a recent act of rebellion, German conservatives chose to oust one of Angela Merkel's closest confidants. It is just the latest sign that the chancellor's power is eroding. And the scuffle within her party to succeed her has begun. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Shadowy Arms Trade: A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal

The Shadowy Arms Trade A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal

An intermediary received a commission of almost $200 million for the sale of battle tanks to United Arab Emirates. Some of that money, though, may have been used to bribe government officials. By Sven Becker and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel: 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks to DER SPIEGEL about his call for the country to take on a new global role and why Germans are underestimating the dangers posed by the current geopolitical situation. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


Far-Right Populism: How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

Far-Right Populism How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

Founded only five years ago, the Alternative for Germany has grown from a marginal party to a game-changer in federal and state politics -- and become ever more radical. Is it a testament to the strength of German democracy, or a threat to it? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]