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Sex Slave Legacy: The Children of Islamic State

Sex Slave Legacy: The Children of Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 14, 2016

Islamic State fighters are known to keep sex slaves. Although they usually force the women to use contraception, many still become pregnant with their rapists' babies. The women who manage to escape are left with deep emotional scars. By Katrin Kuntz and Maria Feck (Photos) more... Comment ]

Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2016

Last week's attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond al-Qaida's capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials. By Christoph Reuter in Beirut more... Comment ]

New Fences on the Old Continent: Refugee Crisis Pushes Europe to the Brink

New Fences on the Old Continent: Refugee Crisis Pushes Europe to the Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 04, 2016

Even as Chancellor Merkel continues pursuing a deal with Turkey, Austria and its Balkan neighbors to the south have taken things into their own hands. With fences going up across the region, Greece is in trouble and the EU can't figure out what to do. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'This Country Is Ready for a Woman in the White House'

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'This Country Is Ready for a Woman in the White House'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2016

Anne-Marie Slaughter was one of Hillary Clinton's top advisors at the State Department before she left politics to devote more time to her family. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she discusses the feminist debate that ensued and her views of the Syrian crisis. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Opinion: Standing Up To Putin's Aggression

Opinion: Standing Up To Putin's Aggression

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 22, 2016

Russia is only as strong as the West is weak. Europe and the United States have no answer to Putin's aggressive approach in Syria and elsewhere because they themselves lack a clear strategy. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Saudi Foreign Minister: 'I Don't Think World War III Is Going To Happen in Syria'

Saudi Foreign Minister: 'I Don't Think World War III Is Going To Happen in Syria'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 19, 2016

In an interview, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expresses his continued support for regime change in Syria and his desire for rebels to be supplied with anti-aircraft missiles that could shift the balance of power in the war. Interview Conducted By Samiha Shafy and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Putin vs. Erdogan: NATO Concerned over Possible Russia-Turkey Hostilities

Putin vs. Erdogan: NATO Concerned over Possible Russia-Turkey Hostilities

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 19, 2016

In Syria, the danger of a war between Turkey and Russia is on the rise. Officials in Berlin are worried that the situation could become an uncomfortable test case for NATO while Moscow seems intent on sowing divisions within the alliance. more... Comment ]

The War of Western Failures: Hopes for Syria Fall with Aleppo

The War of Western Failures: Hopes for Syria Fall with Aleppo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2016

The siege of Aleppo is a humanitarian catastrophe on a dramatic scale -- and a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has seized on the Syrian civil war to expose an impotent West and show his own geopolitical muscle. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Turkish-German Pact: EU Split by Merkel's Refugee Plan

Turkish-German Pact: EU Split by Merkel's Refugee Plan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 12, 2016

Angela Merkel has held six meetings with the Turkish government in the hopes of forging a solution to the refugee crisis. But with most of the leverage in Ankara, progress has been slow. Worse yet, Berlin's plan has split the EU into two rival camps. By Horand Knaup, Peter Müller, René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Children of the PKK: The Growing Intensity of Turkey's Civil War

Children of the PKK: The Growing Intensity of Turkey's Civil War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 12, 2016

The civil war is escalating in southeastern Turkey, with the government pledging to stamp out militant Kurds. Young Kurds, who used to hurl stones and Molotov cocktails, are now fighting on the front lines in several cities. By Katrin Kuntz, Onur Burçak Belli and Emin Oezmen (photos) more... Comment ]