A Test of Maturity: Germany Must Abandon Its Military Reluctance and Lead

A Test of Maturity Germany Must Abandon Its Military Reluctance and Lead

Germany enjoys high regard around the world. But with American power weakening and authoritarian powers rising, the country needs to abandon its military reluctance and finally lead in Europe. An Essay By Anne Applebaum more... Comment ]

Fly in the Borscht: Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

Fly in the Borscht Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is soon to join the supervisory board of Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft. His ties in Moscow are becoming a problem for Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on the campaign trail. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

Understanding Moscow The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef spent three decades reporting on Russia. On the eve of his departure from Moscow, he reflects on a unique Russian mindset that Putin did not create but is brilliant at exploiting. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Sowing Seeds of Hate: The Unforgivable Disgrace of an American President

Sowing Seeds of Hate The Unforgivable Disgrace of an American President

There has never before been a U.S. president who trivialized the violence and racism of neo-Nazis. For many Republicans, Donald Trump has now gone too far. The populist leader has become more isolated than ever before -- in the world and inside his own party. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


America's Chauvinist-in-Chief: The True Face of Donald Trump

America's Chauvinist-in-Chief The True Face of Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is a racist and a hate preacher. It's time to stop trivializing the immense damage he is causing. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Persona Non Grata: Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

Persona Non Grata Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

Two years ago, Petro Poroshenko hired former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili to promote reforms and tackle corruption. Now, though, the Ukrainian president has thrown Saakashvili out of the country. What went wrong? By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

Hell on Earth Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

There are many who would like to see migrants sheltered in reception camps in Libya. But a recent report compiled by European Union diplomats who visited the country reveals that the idea is completely unworkable. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]