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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 Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

Obama Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 30, 2014

Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a SPIEGEL interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

Nach Schulschießerei in Oregon: Obama frustriert über lasche Gesetze

Nach Schulschießerei in Oregon: Obama frustriert über lasche Gesetze

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2014

Bei einer Schießerei an einer Schule in Oregon ist ein 14-jähriger Schüler zu Tode gekommen. US-Präsident Obama zeigt sich erneut frustriert über die US-Waffengesetze. Die Chancen für eine Reform stehen schlecht. mehr... Video ]

'A European War': The Fight for Ukraine's East Gets Bloodier

'A European War': The Fight for Ukraine's East Gets Bloodier

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2014

Fighters from Russia's Caucasus region have joined the separatists in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev has intensified its efforts to win back control of the region. Just 10 days after the presidential election there, the conflict is quickly turning into a war. By Moritz Gathmann and Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity over NSA Truth

Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity over NSA Truth

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2014

There was a time when Angela Merkel was committed to investigating the extent of NSA spying in Germany. Now, though, the chancellor has made an about face. Trans-Atlantic unity is her new priority, and the investigation has been left to languish. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

NSA What? Spying Scandal Unlikely to Dominate Merkel's US Visit

NSA What? Spying Scandal Unlikely to Dominate Merkel's US Visit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2014

German Chancellor Merkel expects little progress in clarifying the NSA affair in Washington this week. She is still angered by US spying on her cell phone communications, but will instead address the Ukraine crisis and free trade with President Obama. By Nikolaus Blome, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The West and Russia: Why Obama's Legacy Hinges on Europe

The West and Russia: Why Obama's Legacy Hinges on Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2014

Barack Obama has labeled Russia a "regional power" that is acting out of weakness rather than strength. That may be so. But the US president's own foreign policy legacy depends heavily on Vladimir Putin -- and Europe. An Analysis by Sebastian Fischer more... Comment ]

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2014

With just six weeks to go before parliamentary elections in Iraq, sectarian violence has once again gripped the country. Car bombs have become a regular occurrence and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is under fire. By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Neubesetzung im Weißen Haus: Obama holt sich Clintons Stabschef ins Team

Neubesetzung im Weißen Haus: Obama holt sich Clintons Stabschef ins Team

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2013

US-Präsident Barack Obama steckt seit Monaten in einem Umfragetief. Nun soll Clintons Ex-Stabschef John Podesta helfen und ins Weiße Haus zurückkehren. An Erfahrung mit schwierigen Situationen fehlt es ihm nicht. mehr...

Spying Fallout: German Trust in United States Plummets

Spying Fallout: German Trust in United States Plummets

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 08, 2013

The NSA spying scandals have taken a toll on Germans' opinion of their longtime ally, according to a new survey. Mistrust in the United States has skyrocketed, and more Germans are viewing whistleblower Edward Snowden as a hero. more... Comment ]

Merkel Spying: It's 'Unlikely' White House Didn't Know

Merkel Spying: It's 'Unlikely' White House Didn't Know

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2013

President Obama has claimed he didn't know the US was spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. SPIEGEL asks White House security veteran Michael Allen about whether that's possible -- and how the NSA sets its priorities in the first place. Interview Conducted By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]