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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.

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 ]


Unlikely Allies: NATO Chief Finds a New Friend in Trump

Unlikely Allies: NATO Chief Finds a New Friend in Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2017

A new alliance is being forged between NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. President Donald Trump. Both want more money for the alliance and for member countries to step up the fight against Islamic State. But not all member states are convinced. By Matthias Gebauer and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

'It Is Soul-Crushing!': Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta on President Trump

'It Is Soul-Crushing!': Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta on President Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2017

In an interview six months after the election, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, discusses the night of his candidate's defeat, the mistakes made on the trail and Donald Trump, who he says is "unfit and unqualified" to serve as president. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


100 Days of Chaos: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Democracy

100 Days of Chaos: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

With his attacks on judges, journalists and critics, U.S. President Donald Trump is chipping away at the foundations of democracy. Is the American Constitution strong enough to withstand the assault? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an F!'

John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an F!'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

John Dean has no lack of experience with difficult politicians -- he served as Richard Nixon's right-hand man and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal. In an interview, he explains why he believes the best hope for Donald Trump is his incompetence. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]


The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

Donald Trump bashes no other newspaper to the degree he does the New York Times. But it hasn't damaged the paper -- on the contrary. The newsroom may be exhausted, but it is more motivated than ever. By Isabell Huelsen more... Comment ]

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2017

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Zig-Zagging on Syria: Trump's Foreign Policy Game

Zig-Zagging on Syria: Trump's Foreign Policy Game

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2017

It could turn out that Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria was the right one. But thus far, he has no clear policy and there are several risks to his approach. One of them is the president himself. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Trump CEO Adviser: 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

Trump CEO Adviser: 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2017

Rich Lesser, 54, is the CEO of the Boston Consulting Group and a member of Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. In an interview, he explains his decision to remain in the role despite the criticism from in- and outside his company. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more...