Theresa May's Brexit Plan: I Want, I Want, I Want

Theresa May's Brexit Plan I Want, I Want, I Want

Theresa May wanted to show a friendly yet tough face to her country's European allies. But her Brexit speech showed one thing above all: The British prime minister is blind to reality. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Now Hiring Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Mass firings after last summer's failed coup attempt have created widespread anxiety inside the Turkish military. A weakened army and the loss of high-ranking officers is becoming a problem for NATO. By Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Web of Dependencies: A Whiff of Corruption in Orbán's Hungary

Web of Dependencies A Whiff of Corruption in Orbán's Hungary

In order to consolidate his power, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is creating a corrupt oligarchy in Hungary. He's also letting his family and friends in on the lucrative action. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

In a SPIEGEL interview, conservative intellectual leader and Trump confidant Newt Gingrich discusses the president-elect's future political course, how he is "very cautious" when it comes to nuclear weapons and the threat of trade wars. Interview Conducted By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


Wild Wild West: Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

Wild Wild West Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

A special unit of investigators and medical professionals in the U.S. is on the hunt for sports cheats. Internal emails that DER SPIEGEL has examined show how assiduous the inspectors are in their pursuit -- and how frustrating it can be. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]

War and Peace Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

The mandate of the United Nations is to preserve peace in the world, but when it comes to the Syrian crisis, the global body has failed badly. Will the UN's new secretary-general be able to finally introduce necessary reforms? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

The suspect in the December terror attack in Berlin, which killed 12, came from Tunisia. SPIEGEL spoke to the country's prime minister, Youssef Chahed, 41, about terrorism in his country and the problems facing its fragile democracy. Interview Conducted by Clemens Höges more... Comment ]

Juncker's Right-Hand Man: The Most Powerful Bureaucrat in EU History?

Juncker's Right-Hand Man The Most Powerful Bureaucrat in EU History?

Martin Selmayr, cabinet chief for EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, wields tremendous power in Brussels. That is not to everyone's liking. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]


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 ]

The PC Monster: Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

The PC Monster Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]