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Rocky Roads

Sometimes the Atlantic Ocean has never seemed wider. Still, repairing German-American relations has been a top priority of Chancellor Angela Merkel since Germany's opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Britain's Trump Card: Brexit Negotiations Just Got More Complicated

Britain's Trump Card: Brexit Negotiations Just Got More Complicated

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2016

Donald Trump's election in the US has made negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU even more complicated -- and could create added difficulties for German businesses. The prospect of a "hard Brexit" is becoming ever more likely. By Martin Hesse, Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

Barack Obama is eager to define his legacy before "turning over the keys" to Donald Trump. This week, in his final trip abroad as president, he was in Berlin to visit his close ally Angela Merkel. But what will remain of his tenure in the White House? By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

In an exclusive interview with German public broadcaster ARD and DER SPIEGEL, outgoing US President Barack Obama discusses the legacy he has built and his worries about the future of democracy, as well as Donald Trump, the man who will succeed him in office. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich more... Comment ]

'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty': NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty': NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 16, 2016

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump issued some serious threats to NATO that could significantly alter the balance of power in Europe if delivered on. Fearing the worst, officials at the trans-Atlantic military alliance even developed scenarios for his possible presidency. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Great Unknown: Head-Scratching in Berlin over Future US Relations

The Great Unknown: Head-Scratching in Berlin over Future US Relations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2016

Donald Trump's election caught Berlin by surprise -- and there are considerable reservations about the future US president. Chancellor Merkel has said she is willing to work with him, but has added stipulations. By Florian Gathmann and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

The Russia Paradox: How To Deal with an Aggressive, Yet Weak Power

The Russia Paradox: How To Deal with an Aggressive, Yet Weak Power

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2016

Ahead of this week's NATO summit in Warsaw, what is the best way to proceed with Russia? Which aims should the West and the Kremlin be pursuing? And what can be done to end the current crisis? One thing is clear: We need strategic patience. An Essay By Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]


NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2016

SPIEGEL speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the alliance's response to Russian aggression, the growth of member state defense spending and whether Turkey still shares the organization's values. Interview Conducted by Konstantin von Hammerstein and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Tightrope Walk: How Turkey's Reform Project Ended in Isolation

Erdogan's Tightrope Walk: How Turkey's Reform Project Ended in Isolation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2016

When he first came to power, Turkish President Erdogan embarked on a path of modernization. But the growth of a new elite withered those reforms and now, an autocracy is taking hold. It is time for the West to rethink its relations with Turkey. An Essay by Michael Werz more... Comment ]


Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11: 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11: 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2015

Michael Steiner was in Prague in 1989 and at Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's side on Sept. 11, 2001. In an interview, he tells SPIEGEL how the US considered a nuclear attack on Afghanistan and about finding a bug in his phone at the Chancellery. Interview Conducted by René Pfister and Gordon Repinski 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 ]