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As the world's largest economy and strongest military, the United States emerged as the single superpower following the Cold War and launched the global War on Terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Wielding more than just hard power, the US is also a leading entertainment exporter.

Economic Trumpism: U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies

Economic Trumpism: U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 13, 2018

Seldom has an American president exploited the country's economic power to the degree the Trump administration has. Washington appears to be attacking German companies at every opportunity. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2018

The G-7 summit once again made it clear that U.S. President Donald Trump is intent on treating America's allies worse than its enemies. Europe must draw the consequences and seek to isolate Trump on the international stage. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 06, 2018

The U.S. has followed through with its threat to impose punitive tariffs on European steel and aluminum and the signs are pointing to a global trade war. The German government is doing what it can to prevent harm to its automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2018

Americans have been riveted in recent months to every new detail coming out of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign. An army of amateur investigators has managed to uncover new developments in the case. Who are they and what drives them? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin

The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 23, 2018

With the arrival of Richard Grenell, an unusual diplomat has taken up quarters at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. The new ambassador is outspoken, modern and openly gay but also an arch-conservative. He tweets more than the president. By Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]

Interview with Joschka Fischer: 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'

Interview with Joschka Fischer: 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2018

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer talks about the danger of war against Iran, the deterioration of trans-Atlantic relations under U.S. President Donald Trump and the serious need for Germany to invest massively in the European Union's future. Interview Conducted By Mathieu von Rohr and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, 50, says the EU won't negotiate "until Trump stops pointing the gun at our chest." But, she adds, Europe would much prefer compromise over aggression. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now? A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

In an interview, former CIA Director Michael Hayden discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth, his treatment of his European allies and why the White House backed out of the Iran deal. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]