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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.

Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'

Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2015

Following reports of the death of Mullah Omar, the situation in Afghanistan is chaotic -- the peace process is on the fritz and the Taliban is divided. A Dutch journalist writing a biography of the Islamist leader says his role has been exaggerated. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

The Allure of the Islamic State: Money and Status Attract Fighters

The Allure of the Islamic State: Money and Status Attract Fighters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2015

A bricklayer got a $60 a month raise by trading his construction tools for a Kalashnikov and becoming a soldier for the Islamic State. Subsidies and other benefits appear to be part of the holy war's allure for some. By Katrin Kuntz in Erbil, Iraq more... Comment ]

Relentless Terror: The Everyday Horrors of the Islamic State

Relentless Terror: The Everyday Horrors of the Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2015

Eighty lashes of the whip for alcohol. Amputation for theft. Crucifiction for robbery. These are only a few of the draconian punishments employed by the Islamic State, according to documents and the testimony of witnesses obtained by SPIEGEL. By Uwe Buse and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 21, 2015

Six former Guantanamo prisoners have been sharing a house in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for the last six months. The planned closure of the US detention facility could hinge on the outcome of this experiment. By Marian Blasberg in Montevideo, Uruguay more... Comment ]

Emrah and his Brothers: Germany's Struggle for the Soul of Returning Islamists

Emrah and his Brothers: Germany's Struggle for the Soul of Returning Islamists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2015

German Islamists are returning from war abroad, some reformed but others more dangerous than ever. Social workers, imams and extremists are fighting for their souls -- and for Germany's safety. Government officials have few answers to the problem. By Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]

Türkei: Tage des Terrors

Türkei: Tage des Terrors

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2015

Drei bewaffnete Angriffe innerhalb von 24 Stunden: Istanbul erlebt düstere Zeiten. Neun Wochen vor den Wahlen stärkt der Terror die Regierung. Von Hasnain Kazim, Istanbul mehr... Video ]

Community Response: A Danish Answer to Radical Jihad

Community Response: A Danish Answer to Radical Jihad

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 23, 2015

The murders in Copenhagen have refocused attention on a thorny question for Europe: How can radical jihadists returning from Syria be reintegrated? The Danish city of Aarhus may have found an answer. By Manfred Ertel and Ralf Hoppe more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Terror in Our Cities

Opinion: The Terror in Our Cities

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2015

Israel is the first democracy to have extensive experience with Islamist terrorism. Before recent attacks on our own soil, Europeans loved nothing better than scorning the Jewish state's efforts to address terror. In the future, we may need to turn to the Israelis for advice. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2015

Much is known about men leaving Germany to take up arms on behalf of Islamic State. Less has been reported about the flocks of women traveling to Syria to join the jihad. Experts view them as a growing terrorist threat. By Jörg Diehl, Hubert Gude, Barbara Schmid and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 23, 2015

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more... Comment ]