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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.

Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2017

German police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Collapse of the Caliphate: Dire Straits for Islamic State Finances

Collapse of the Caliphate: Dire Straits for Islamic State Finances

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2017

Islamic State is in deep financial trouble. A new study by King's College in London provides the first in-depth look at the terrorist group's revenue structure and why its business model is now failing. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2017

The suspect in the December terror attack in Berlin, which killed 12, came from Tunisia. SPIEGEL spoke to the country's prime minister, Youssef Chahed, 41, about terrorism in his country and the problems facing its fragile democracy. Interview Conducted by Clemens Höges more... Comment ]

Democracy Under Pressure: Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

Democracy Under Pressure: Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2017

In the wake of the Berlin terror attack, leading German politicians have begun demanding changes to the country's security architecture. With fall elections approaching, the issue is set to dominate the campaign. But there's also a danger of going too far. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2017

German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2016

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Terrorist Hunt: Berlin Suspect Killed in Italy

Terrorist Hunt: Berlin Suspect Killed in Italy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2016

Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri has been shot and killed in Milan, Italy's interior minister has confirmed. Police discovered the man during a routine check only hours after he had entered the country. more... Comment ]

Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 22, 2016

German authorities identified the main suspect in the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin as a potential Islamist threat months ago. His deportation had even been ordered, but then suspended -- despite knowledge by investigators that he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 22, 2016

German security agencies had been monitoring Anis Amri for months. SPIEGEL has learned that the Tunisian terror suspect is also believed to have offered his services as a suicide bomber. The language he used, however, was so coded that officials could not make an arrest. more...

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 22, 2016

No fear, no hatred. SPIEGEL ONLINE opinion editor Stefan Kuzmany lives in Berlin, but he feels strangely untouched by Monday's Christmas market terrorist attack. By Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 22, 2016

German police are conducting a manhunt for Anis Amri. The Tunisian national is the main suspect in the terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. The authorities had been monitoring him for months, but he still managed to avoid detection. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]