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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.

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2017

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

The Trump in the Road: Merkel Concerned G-20 Summit Could End in Fiasco

The Trump in the Road: Merkel Concerned G-20 Summit Could End in Fiasco

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 30, 2017

Ahead of the Hamburg G-20 summit, the EU trade conflict with the U.S. is threatening to escalate. Both Brussels and Washington are looking into sanctions and Chancellor Merkel is concerned that a fiasco could ensue. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]


Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among friends, that isn't done." As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, even targeting the White House. By Maik Baumgärtner, Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2017

The attack on Republican members of Congress in the United States this week is a product of America's increasingly toxic political climate. Democracy is at stake in a country where two, deeply divided sides are no longer capable of reasonable debate. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann in Washington, D.C. more... Comment ]


Trump and the Paris Agreement: A Turning Point in History

Trump and the Paris Agreement: A Turning Point in History

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 02, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord marks an epochal shift. With the America no longer reliable, it is time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to look for new partners. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Martin Doerry 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 ]


Bernie Sanders: The Man Who Knows Trump's Voters

Bernie Sanders: The Man Who Knows Trump's Voters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2017

Bernie Sanders energized many Americans during the U.S. election campaign with his socialist ideas. In the Trump era, he has become one of the leaders of the "resistance." In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he warns Democrats against focusing on impeachment. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

EU Commissioner Malmström: 'Millions of U.S. Jobs Depend On Trade with EU'

EU Commissioner Malmström: 'Millions of U.S. Jobs Depend On Trade with EU'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 29, 2017

In an interview, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström of Sweden discusses the best way of dealing with free trade foe Donald Trump, unfair Chinese business practices and why it will likely take a "number of years" before the EU reaches a deal on future ties with post-Brexit Britain. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]


Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2017

Mired in a web of scandal and lies back home, Donald Trump embarked on his first international trip this week to the Middle East and Europe. It was seen by the administration as a possible new beginning. But it hasn't worked out that way. By Christoph Scheuermann 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 ]