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The World Wide War

With the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, terrorism vaulted to the top of government agendas at the turn of the century. Led by the United States and its War on Terror, terrorism has helped shape a new geopolitical balance following the end of the Cold War.

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes: A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes: A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2016

Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel-prize winning author, talks about the success of his latest book, "A Strangeness in My Mind," the "crippled" state of Turkish politics and the January terrorist attack in Istanbul, which he could hear from his apartment. By Volker Weidermann more... Comment ]

Striking the Heart of Europe: Turkey's Failed Anti-Extremism Strategy

Striking the Heart of Europe: Turkey's Failed Anti-Extremism Strategy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2016

This week's terrorist strike on a group of German travelers in Istanbul was an attack on Turkish stability and the West's confidence. Is President Erdogan capable of stopping the Islamic State -- and does he even want to? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror Expert Charles Lister: 'Islamic State Is a Convenient Obsession'

Terror Expert Charles Lister: 'Islamic State Is a Convenient Obsession'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2016

British-American terror expert Charles Lister believes that al-Qaida ally Jabhat al-Nusra is more dangerous than Islamic State. In an interview, he warns that most Syrian rebel groups will abort the peace process should Bashar Assad remain in power. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Back from the 'Caliphate': Returnee Says IS Recruiting for Terror Attacks in Germany

Back from the 'Caliphate': Returnee Says IS Recruiting for Terror Attacks in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 16, 2015

Islamist extremist Harry S. wasn't in Syria for long. But during his stay there, he claims, Islamic State leaders repeatedly tried to recruit him to commit terror attacks in Germany. Security officials believe he could be telling the truth. By Hubert Gude and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

'Execution Orgy': Pakistan Learns from a Brutal Terrorist Attack

'Execution Orgy': Pakistan Learns from a Brutal Terrorist Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2015

One year ago, Taliban attackers stormed a school in Peshawar and killed over 130 children. Since then, the government and military have begun taking security seriously. Many say the country has changed for the better. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

The Beachhead: Islamic State Uses Libya to Gain African Foothold

The Beachhead: Islamic State Uses Libya to Gain African Foothold

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2015

The Islamic State is using the same strategy it deployed in Syria in order to expand its territory in North Africa. Libya has become the center of its deadly activities in the region. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2015

In the fight against Islamic State, the West is considering cooperating with the Syrian army. There's a hitch though: Assad's troops aren't just too weak to defeat IS -- they also have no interest in doing so. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2015

Were the victims of the terrorist attacks on the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich tortured? Their relatives claim they were, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Then-German Interior Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher disputes the reports. By Einat Keinan and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

European Satellites: How Islamic State Takes Its Terror To the Web

European Satellites: How Islamic State Takes Its Terror To the Web

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2015

Islamic State is a master at using the Internet to spread propaganda. SPIEGEL ONLINE research indicates European companies may be providing the terrorist organization Internet access by satellite dish. By Nicolai Kwasniewski more... Comment ]

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: 'I Have To Hold Our Country Together'

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: 'I Have To Hold Our Country Together'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is calling for greater support for Afghanistan, where the Taliban's strength is growing. The fact that tens of thousands are fleeing his country to Europe is likely to be a major topic of his meeting with Chancellor Merkel on Thursday. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul, Afghanistan more... Comment ]