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Brexit Danger: The EU Strategy to Keep Britain from Leaving

Brexit Danger: The EU Strategy to Keep Britain from Leaving

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2016

This summer, Britain will vote on whether to remain in the European Union. The skeptic camp appears to be gaining ground -- and EU leaders are growing concerned. They have developed a plan to give in to most of Cameron's EU reform demands. By Peter Müller and Christoph Scheuermann 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 ]

Decadence and Madness at the Top: Inside Britain's Secretive Bullingdon Club

Decadence and Madness at the Top: Inside Britain's Secretive Bullingdon Club

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2015

They drink heavily, shatter champagne flutes and smash furniture -- before moving on to positions of leadership. The elite Bullingdon Club is an exclusive haven for Britain's rich and powerful. But members don't like to talk about it. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2015

In a wide-ranging interview with SPIEGEL, London Mayor Boris Johnson discusses his recent Churchill biography, his views on Britain's planned referendum on EU membership and why he believes Greece will ultimately exit the euro zone. Interview Conducted by Thomas Hüetlin and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2014

Hilary Mantel's historical novels are celebrated in Britain, but her critiques of the establishment are widely feared. In a SPIEGEL interview, she says her country is retreating into insularity and to attitudes prevalent in Victorian times. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2014

David Cameron is furious about the EU Commission's demand that the UK make a back payment of €2.1 billion. But it is the British prime minister's stance on immigration that has German Chancellor Merkel more worried. She fears he may be crossing a red line. By Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2014

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is the architect of the independence referendum. This week could mark his biggest political triumph to date. Yet many Scots are wary of Salmond, believing him to be self-satisfied and arrogant. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2014

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2014

Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype. By Christoph Scheuermann more...

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2014

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]