Democracy Under Pressure: Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

Democracy Under Pressure Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

In the wake of the Berlin terror attack, leading German politicians have begun demanding changes to the country's security architecture. With fall elections approaching, the issue is set to dominate the campaign. But there's also a danger of going too far. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

A Known 'Threat' Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror in Berlin How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

Political Firestorm Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

German authorities identified the main suspect in the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin as a potential Islamist threat months ago. His deportation had even been ordered, but then suspended -- despite knowledge by investigators that he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

Tunisian Suspect Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

German security agencies had been monitoring Anis Amri for months. SPIEGEL has learned that the Tunisian terror suspect is also believed to have offered his services as a suicide bomber. The language he used, however, was so coded that officials could not make an arrest. more...

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

Opinion Why I Can Feel No Fear

No fear, no hatred. SPIEGEL ONLINE opinion editor Stefan Kuzmany lives in Berlin, but he feels strangely untouched by Monday's Christmas market terrorist attack. By Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]


Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

German police are conducting a manhunt for Anis Amri. The Tunisian national is the main suspect in the terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. The authorities had been monitoring him for months, but he still managed to avoid detection. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]

'Completely Unimpressed': Berliners Maintain Composure after Attack

'Completely Unimpressed' Berliners Maintain Composure after Attack

How is Berlin coping with Christmas market attack? A foray through the city reveals something astounding. The seeds of fear the terrorists sought to plant don't appear to be germinating here. By Sebastian Fischer and Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]


Attack in Berlin: Germany Orders Manhunt for Tunisian Suspect

Attack in Berlin Germany Orders Manhunt for Tunisian Suspect

Germany has issued a manhunt order for a Tunisian man whose identity papers were found in the cab of the truck used in Monday's terrorist attack in Berlin. Deportation proceedings had been stalled because he lacked the necessary papers. By Thomas Heise and Roman Lehberger more... Comment ]