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Single Power

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.

Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 22, 2016

Donald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever. By Klaus Brinkbäumer, Veit Medick, Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

US Trade Representative on TTIP: 'We Can Still Achieve Our Objective'

US Trade Representative on TTIP: 'We Can Still Achieve Our Objective'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2016

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel recently claimed negotiations over the planned trans-Atlantic free trade agreement had fallen apart. US Trade Representative Michael Froman says that's incorrect and argues now is the time for unity. Interview Conducted By Veit Medick in Washington more... Video | Comment ]


Syria à la Carte: Turkish Invasion Highlights Rapidly Shifting Alliances

Syria à la Carte: Turkish Invasion Highlights Rapidly Shifting Alliances

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2016

The Turkish advance into northern Syria marks a turning point in the Syrian conflict. Its nominal target was Islamic State, but with large powers reconsidering their alliances in the region, the Kurds stand to lose the most. By Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton

Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2016

In an interview, Paul Wolfowitz, 72, an advisor to former President Bush, discusses the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency, why he will likely vote for the Democrat's candidate this year and mistakes made during the Iraq war. Interview Conducted By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 17, 2016

The United States invited countries from around the Pacific to the world's biggest international maritime exercise, including its greatest rival, China. Its participation says a lot about the country's ambitions -- and its limits. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

An International Disaster: Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

An International Disaster: Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2016

Donald Trump's candidacy started as a joke. Fed by the media and opportunistic politicians, he's become a threat to the US political system and even world peace. Now it's time to treat him as such. A Commentary By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]


Narcissist and Agitator: Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

Narcissist and Agitator: Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2016

During his campaign, Donald Trump has repeatedly flirted with violence. Crude political notions aside, he lacks the character to become president of the United States and represents a true danger to the entire world. A Commentary By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2016

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Donald Trump advisor Mike Flynn explains why the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate admires authoritarian leaders and considers the US foreign policy of recent years to be a disaster. more... Comment ]


Within Reach: Gloria Steinem's Life-Long Fight for Women's Rights

Within Reach: Gloria Steinem's Life-Long Fight for Women's Rights

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2016

In the 1960s, Gloria Steinem became the icon of the women's movement and she hasn't slowed down since. Now, the US may elect a female president for the first time in its history. Has feminism finally reached its goal? By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

America's Last Hope: Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

America's Last Hope: Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2016

The bloody attack in Orlando has fueled Donald Trump's campaign of fear and exclusion. Hillary Clinton is the only one left who can stop him, but she is deeply unpopular and many Americans don't trust her. Is she electable? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]