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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.

The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2016

Can Donald Trump be called a fascist? His political rhetoric makes it tempting to lump him into that category. That, though, wouldn't be helpful. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

Barack Obama is eager to define his legacy before "turning over the keys" to Donald Trump. This week, in his final trip abroad as president, he was in Berlin to visit his close ally Angela Merkel. But what will remain of his tenure in the White House? By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

In an exclusive interview with German public broadcaster ARD and DER SPIEGEL, outgoing US President Barack Obama discusses the legacy he has built and his worries about the future of democracy, as well as Donald Trump, the man who will succeed him in office. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich more... Comment ]

A Turning Point for Globalization: Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters

A Turning Point for Globalization: Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2016

Resistance is growing in industrialized countries to the problems caused by globalization and free trade. Populists like Donald Trump have promised relief by erecting new barriers to unhindered trade. But it is a dangerous path. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty': NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty': NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 16, 2016

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump issued some serious threats to NATO that could significantly alter the balance of power in Europe if delivered on. Fearing the worst, officials at the trans-Atlantic military alliance even developed scenarios for his possible presidency. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

One-Hundred Years of Fear: America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

One-Hundred Years of Fear: America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 14, 2016

For 100 years, the United States was the leader of the free world. With the election of Donald Trump, America has now abdicated that role. It is time for Europe, and Angela Merkel, to step into the void. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2016

Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States was not the product of his strength, but of Hillary Clinton's weakness. His victory has plunged the US into a deep crisis -- and nobody knows how he might govern, perhaps not even Trump himself. By Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Concern in Brussels and Berlin: Trump Spells End of Normality for Europe

Concern in Brussels and Berlin: Trump Spells End of Normality for Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2016

Donald Trump's election has put establishment politicians in Europe in a state of panic. In Berlin, nobody knows what the US president-elect intends to do. In Brussels, fears are growing he will put wind into the sails of the growing anti-EU populist movement. BY SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Running Out of Allies: Trump's Election Triggers Deep Concern in Europe

Running Out of Allies: Trump's Election Triggers Deep Concern in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 10, 2016

Trump in the White House, Putin in the Kremlin and Erdogan in Ankara, not to mention right-wing populists at home: The EU is running out of international partners -- at a time when the union itself is facing a historic crisis. By Markus Becker more... Comment ]

Trump's Stunning Victory: The Moment of His Life

Trump's Stunning Victory: The Moment of His Life

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2016

In an enormous upset for the United States, Donald Trump scored a massive victory in the country's presidential election on Wednesday. In the hour of his success, the president-elect showed a humbler side. But what does he have in store next? By Veit Medick and Roland Nelles in New York more... Comment ]

A Political Catastrophe: Trump's Victory Ushers in Dangerous Instability

A Political Catastrophe: Trump's Victory Ushers in Dangerous Instability

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2016

With Donald Trump's victory, the world is entering a new and dangerous phase of instability. To fulfill his campaign promises, he will need partners. But there is no indication that the president-elect is interested constructive solutions. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Europe Reacts to Trump: 'The World Is Crumbling in Front of Our Eyes'

Europe Reacts to Trump: 'The World Is Crumbling in Front of Our Eyes'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2016

Most in Europe were expecting to wake up to President-elect Hillary Clinton. But now that Trump has won, many political leaders in Germany and the EU are in no mood to celebrate -- with some exceptions. more... Comment ]