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The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2016

Absurd, unfounded reports about asylum seekers are circulating on German social media. They are part of a targeted misinformation campaign by right-wing extremists designed to instill fear and stoke anti-migrant sentiment. But where do the stories come from? By Matthias Bartsch and Anna Clauß more... Comment ]

A Brutal New Germany: What's Happening to My Country?

A Brutal New Germany: What's Happening to My Country?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2015

Germany could approach the refugee crisis without surrendering its civility. But instead, the basest of anti-foreigner sentiment is taking hold in many places. If it continues, we could soon witness an atmosphere of brutality not seen in decades. A Commentary by Markus Feldenkirchen more...

Elendspanorama "Vorbereitung auf das nächste Leben": Amerika ist erledigt

Elendspanorama "Vorbereitung auf das nächste Leben": Amerika ist erledigt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2015

Eine Geschichte vom unteren Rand der Gesellschaft: Atticus Lish gelang mit seinem Debütroman "Vorbereitung auf das nächste Leben" ein Überraschungshit in den USA, der das Pathos zurück in die Gegenwartsliteratur bringt. Von Thomas Andre mehr... Forum ]

Hotspots: Europe Debates Initial Reception Centers for Refugees

Hotspots: Europe Debates Initial Reception Centers for Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2015

Angela Merkel is hoping that a proposal for more reception centers in areas where refugees land at Europe's external borders will ease the influx into Germany. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. By Peter Müller in Brussels more...

Close Quarters: Asylum Shelters in Germany Struggle with Violence

Close Quarters: Asylum Shelters in Germany Struggle with Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2015

There has been a rising number of violent incidents in German refugee hostels in recent weeks and concern is growing among officials. But some communities are finding creative ways to make life more tolerable in the asylum homes. more... Comment ]

Looming Doubts : Merkel's Grip on Refugee Crisis May Be Slipping

Looming Doubts : Merkel's Grip on Refugee Crisis May Be Slipping

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2015

The flow of refugees into Germany is continuing and the government in Berlin has found no way to slow it. Faith in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ability to handle the problem is plunging -- especially within her own party. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 21, 2015

Germans long knew their chancellor as a rational, deliberate decision maker. But in the refugee crisis, a new Merkel has emerged, driven by empathy. Increasingly, it is looking like the emotion-driven Merkel is prone to error. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Bad Faith: Berlin Must Reform or Abolish Its Refugee Policy

Bad Faith: Berlin Must Reform or Abolish Its Refugee Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2015

The refugee crisis is forcing Berlin's hand. It can reform its existing asylum law or abolish it altogether. Either way, it can no longer get away with the current system of organized hypocrisy. A Commentary by Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Fortress Hungary: Orbán Profits from the Refugees

Fortress Hungary: Orbán Profits from the Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2015

In many respects, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has emerged as the political victor in the refugee crisis. Voters support his hardline stance and other Eastern European countries are following his suit. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

'We Are Stubborn': Refugees Still Set on Germany Despite Border Controls

'We Are Stubborn': Refugees Still Set on Germany Despite Border Controls

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2015

Germany introduced controls on its border with Austria on Sunday to slow down the influx of refugees coming into the country. The hope is for an EU-wide quota deal to share the burden. The refugees themselves, though, still hope they'll end up in Germany. By Raniah Salloum in Vienna more... Comment ]