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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.

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back his country out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty has European leaders worried about a return of the Cold War. But the decision may have less to do with Russia and more to do with China. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2018

It used to be that Europeans would head to the New World on the search for a new start. Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, though, has made the journey in reverse. Contrary to his grand plans, however, he's not making much progress. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Retaliation for Potential Syrian Chemical Attack: Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role

Retaliation for Potential Syrian Chemical Attack: Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2018

Under pressure from the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister have signaled an increased willingness to take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in case of a chemical weapons attack. But their options are limited by domestic reality. By Matthias Gebauer and Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]

Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2018

When Europeans land on the U.S. No-Fly List, they have almost no chance to challenge it, as a German couple from Stuttgart recently found out the hard way. Their case casts light on an Orwellian lack of transparency in the war on terror. By Katrin Elger, Dietmar Hipp and Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]


Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2018

A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother's arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed. By Marian Blasberg, Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The Good Republican: Roger Cohen on the Death of John McCain

The Good Republican: Roger Cohen on the Death of John McCain

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2018

In an essay, American journalist Roger Cohen reminds us why, even after death, U.S. Senator McCain remains a powerful antidote to President Donald Trump. By Roger Cohen more... Comment ]


Interview with Wolfgang Ischinger: 'We Are Experiencing an Epochal Shift'

Interview with Wolfgang Ischinger: 'We Are Experiencing an Epochal Shift'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former German Ambassador to Washington Wolfgang Ischinger says that U.S. President Donald Trump is endangering the world order. For Germany, the epochal shift amounts to no less than a loss of identity. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?

The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2018

Donald Trump's Iran policy is a threat to European security. It's time for the EU to stand up to the U.S. president. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...


Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2018

With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting. By Angela Gruber and Patrick Beuth more... Comment ]

Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany's Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape

Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany's Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2018

During an official visit to Japan, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas unveiled the first hints of Berlin's new plan for countering Donald Trump's nationalist policies: a network of countries with a shared belief in the rules of the postwar order. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Jean-Claude Juncker's Unexpected Deal: How the European Commission President Won Over Trump

Jean-Claude Juncker's Unexpected Deal: How the European Commission President Won Over Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2018

This week, Washington and Brussels struck an unexpected agreement to lift levies in the tariff conflict between the U.S. and the EU. The move represents a victory for all sides, but especially beleaguered European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. By Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]