'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

Many viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe. more... Comment ]





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Muzzling Brussels Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

Muzzling Brussels: Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

David Cameron has asked EU leaders to keep out of the Brexit debate as millions of British citizens prepare to vote on their future in the European Union. The muzzling has led to political paralysis in Brussels. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]


Embedded in Brexit An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement

Embedded in Brexit: An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement Photos

The Brexit movement tends to not be particularly open with journalists, so I joined them for a few weeks to get an inside look. What I found was a lot of enthusiasm and some cause for concern in the run-up to the June 23 vote. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


'Waiting for the World' An Interview with One of Aleppo's Last Doctors

'Waiting for the World': An Interview with One of Aleppo's Last Doctors

One of the few remaining doctors in Aleppo discusses the city's desperate situation, speaks of targeted attacks on doctors and hospitals and laments the inability to provide comprehensive treatment in an area ravaged by war. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Russian Threat NATO Struggles to Recover after Years of Budget Cuts

The Russian Threat: NATO Struggles to Recover after Years of Budget Cuts

A recent study set off widespread concern about NATO's readiness to confront Russian aggression. Now, alliance member states are ratcheting up defense spending -- but the numbers still don't add up. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]

Exceeding Expectations Federica Mogherini Is Hope of European Social Democrats

Exceeding Expectations: Federica Mogherini Is Hope of European Social Democrats

Early on, many considered Federica Mogherini to be too young and inexperienced for the EU's top diplomatic post. Today, her name is being tossed in the ring as a potential leading European politician. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Blowing the Whistle Former US Official Reveals Risks Faced by Internal Critics

Blowing the Whistle: Former US Official Reveals Risks Faced by Internal Critics Photos

US President Barack Obama has said that Edward Snowden should have used official channels instead of taking NSA spying public. Now, a former high-ranking US government official has revealed how the Pentagon retaliates against internal critics. By Mark Hertsgaard, Felix Kasten, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Poverty What Does It Mean To Be Poor?

Poverty: What Does It Mean To Be Poor?

Poverty is measured on the basis of income, but that is often too one-dimensional for such a complex phenomenon. Researchers have developed better ways of defining who falls below the poverty line, but do those concepts stand up to the test? more...

Business Insider CEO 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider, talks to SPIEGEL about the future of digital media, the likelihood of another dot-com bubble and about his own checkered past on Wall Street. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Rise of the Populists Austria a Step Ahead in Europe's Race to the Right

Rise of the Populists: Austria a Step Ahead in Europe's Race to the Right Photos

Austria's mainstream parties long believed they could keep the far right under control. On Sunday, though, a right-wing populist could become the country's president. What went wrong? The answer has implications for all of Europe. By Hasnain Kazim, Katrin Kuntz, Walter Mayr and Barbara Supp more... Comment ]

Wrong Majorities What Extremist Success Means for Democracy

Wrong Majorities: What Extremist Success Means for Democracy

Democracy reflects the will of the people. But what if the will of the people threatens democracy? With the right wing on the rise, there is only one appropriate approach. A Commentary by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]