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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.

The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2018

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The American Void: It's Time for Germany to Learn to Lead

The American Void: It's Time for Germany to Learn to Lead

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2018

Washington's move to abandon its global leadership role marks the end of Germany's foreign policy innocence. Berlin will soon be faced with difficult choices that could dent its moral standing. By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2017

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2017

Some say Donald Trump's presidency does not present an existential threat to the American Republic. But after a year of MAGA, it has become clear that a disaster is unfolding whose consequences for humanity and decency will be substantial. An Essay by Roger Cohen more... Comment ]


Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2017

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War. By Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel's hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany's relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. By Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


Paris Disagreement: Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

Paris Disagreement: Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 02, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-7 leaders did all they could to convince Trump to remain part of the Paris Agreement. But he didn't listen. Instead, he evoked deep-seated nationalism and plunged the West into a conflict deeper than any since World War II. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trump in Brussels: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad'

Trump in Brussels: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2017

At a meeting with European Union leaders on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump was sharply critical of Germany. DER SPIEGEL spoke with meeting participants. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]


Trump's White House: A Vortex of Scandal, Chaos and Absurdity

Trump's White House: A Vortex of Scandal, Chaos and Absurdity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2017

The White House is becoming more chaotic by the day. Now, a special counsel has been brought in to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia. But the most important question is now whether Trump is mentally stable enough to be president. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2017

Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]