A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back his country out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty has European leaders worried about a return of the Cold War. But the decision may have less to do with Russia and more to do with China. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nuclear Disarmament: How Helmut Kohl Nearly Prolonged the Cold War

Nuclear Disarmament: How Helmut Kohl Nearly Prolonged the Cold War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2018

Newly released secret documents reveal that Chancellor Helmut Kohl opposed negotiating with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the late stages of the Cold War. Had the West German leader prevailed, it's likely the conflict would have ended very differently. By Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]


The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2018

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

North Korea Crisis: Trump Plays with Fire

North Korea Crisis: Trump Plays with Fire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2017

The conflict with Kim Jong Un raises concern that Washington may be more unpredictable than North Korea. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Dueling Hotheads: The War of Words that Could Go Nuclear

Dueling Hotheads: The War of Words that Could Go Nuclear

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2017

President Trump's "fire and fury" tirade against the regime of Kim Jong Un has escalated tensions with North Korea. A military conflict with the country would have catastrophic results. Is there still a diplomatic way out of this mess? By Veit Medick, Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Christoph Scheuermann, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Deadly Game: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War

Deadly Game: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 26, 2017

With prospects growing that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could soon have long-range nuclear missiles at his disposal, Donald Trump is threatening a military response. Suddenly nuclear war seems possible, but how great is the threat of escalation? By Mathieu von Rohr, Christoph Scheuermann, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand more...


Elephant in the Room: Europeans Debate Nuclear Self-Defense after Trump Win

Elephant in the Room: Europeans Debate Nuclear Self-Defense after Trump Win

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2016

For decades, American nuclear weapons have served as a guarantor of European security. But what happens if Donald Trump casts doubt on that atomic shield? A debate has already opened in Berlin and Brussels over alternatives to the U.S. deterrent. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses morals and politics in the nuclear age, the crisis in Russian-American relations and his fear that an atomic weapon will some day be used. Interview Conducted by Joachim Mohr and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]


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The Baltic Front:

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015


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Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

Washington is once again talking about stationing nuclear warheads in Europe. Russia, too, is turning up the rhetoric. Europeans are concerned about becoming caught in the middle of a new Cold War. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]