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Barack Obama rode a wave of optimism to the White House in 2008, shattering the color barrier to the world's most powerful position. The ride has proven tumultuous since the election, consumed by efforts to win the war in Afghanistan and revive the tepid US economy.

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2015

Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Russia's Superpower Play: Putin Bets Big on Aggressive Syria Policy

Russia's Superpower Play: Putin Bets Big on Aggressive Syria Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 13, 2015

The US and Europe have long opted to stay largely on the sidelines in Syria. But now Russia has begun carrying out airstrikes in the country in support of autocrat Bashar Assad. The move is likely to have far-reaching consequences. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nach Oregon-Amoklauf: Erneut Schießereien an US-Hochschulen

Nach Oregon-Amoklauf: Erneut Schießereien an US-Hochschulen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2015

US-Präsident Obama fliegt nach Oregon, um mit den Hinterbliebenen des Amoklaufs zu sprechen. Doch in anderen Landesteilen sterben erneut Menschen bei Schießereien. mehr...

Geopolitical Tremors: America, Nuclear Talks and the New Middle East

Geopolitical Tremors: America, Nuclear Talks and the New Middle East

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 31, 2015

The US is rethinking its approach to the Middle East and has even found commonalities with erstwhile archenemy Iran. Meanwhile, relations with traditional American allies, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, are cooling. A nuclear deal could further the shift. more... Comment ]

Krise in Venezuela: Parlament erteilt Maduro Sondervollmachten

Krise in Venezuela: Parlament erteilt Maduro Sondervollmachten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2015

Venezuelas Abgeordnete haben sich selbst entmachtet. Das Parlament hat beschlossen, dass Staatschef Maduro neun Monate lang per Dekret regieren darf. Die Sozialisten begründen den Schritt mit der Bedrohung durch die USA. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Vorwurf der Menschenrechtsverletzung: Obama weitet Sanktionen gegen Venezuela aus

Vorwurf der Menschenrechtsverletzung: Obama weitet Sanktionen gegen Venezuela aus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 09, 2015

Ihre Vermögen werden eingefroren, ihre Visa entzogen: Die USA haben Sanktionen gegen sieben Beamte Venezuelas verhängt. Das Weiße Haus wirft ihnen die Verletzung der Menschenrechte regierungsfeindlicher Demonstranten vor. mehr... Forum ]

Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for more decisive action against Moscow, including weapons deliveries to Kiev, to show Russia it will have a "higher price to pay" for its actions in Ukraine. Interview Conducted By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President

Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2014

Police killings of black youth in Ferguson and Cleveland have outraged many in the US. The tragic events show how deep the societal divide remains between blacks and whites. Many have given up hope that President Obama can change anything. By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Ukraine-Konflikt: Kissinger warnt vor "Neuauflage des Kalten Krieges"

Ukraine-Konflikt: Kissinger warnt vor "Neuauflage des Kalten Krieges"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2014

Im Gespräch mit dem SPIEGEL warnt der frühere US-Außenminister Henry Kissinger vor einer Verschärfung der Ukraine-Krise. Von Deutschland fordert er eine aktivere Rolle in dem Konflikt. mehr... Forum ]

The Last Days of Kobani: A Decisive Battle in the Fight against Islamic State

The Last Days of Kobani: A Decisive Battle in the Fight against Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 13, 2014

Turkey stands by doing nothing while US bombs have been unable to slow down Islamic State fighters: The battle for Kobani has revealed the West's helplessness in the face of radical jihad. Worries of a massacre are growing. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]