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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.

America's Greece: Fixing Puerto Rico Could Provide Answers for Europe

America's Greece: Fixing Puerto Rico Could Provide Answers for Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2015

The Greek crisis could have been stopped years ago if European politicians hadn't been so stubborn. They should have followed the example set by the United States in dealing with Puerto Rico's problems. An Essay By Barry Eichengreen more... Comment ]

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2015

Following the latest revelations about surveillance by the United States on the German government and media,†it is high time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to take action against the systematic spying. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

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The Baltic Front:

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015


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Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

Washington is once again talking about stationing nuclear warheads in Europe. Russia, too, is turning up the rhetoric. Europeans are concerned about becoming caught in the middle of a new Cold War. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The†TTIP Gap: How a†Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

The†TTIP Gap: How a†Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2015

The European Commission is hoping that a major trade agreement with the US will stimulate the EU economy. But many in Europe fear adverse impacts on the environment and democracy. Negotiators ought to consider a third approach. By Spiegel Staff more... Comment ]

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's†Time To Rebuild Trust

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's†Time To Rebuild Trust

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2015

Germany and the United States have close relations politically, but ties between our people are drifting as a result of NSA spying, the report on CIA torture†and the planned TTIP trade agreement. A broader dialogue is necessary to deepen the partnership. A Commentary By Karen Donfried and Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 21, 2015

Six former Guantanamo prisoners have been sharing a house in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for the last six months. The planned closure of the US detention facility could hinge on the outcome of this experiment. By Marian Blasberg in Montevideo, Uruguay more... Comment ]

The Spy Next Door: The Double Life of Agent Jack Barsky

The Spy Next Door: The Double Life of Agent Jack Barsky

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2015

An East German national spent two decades spying for the KGB in the United States before his capture, establishing two families in two countries and leading a complicated double life. The story of how a former communist became the guy next door. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Betrayal and Betrayers: Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

Betrayal and Betrayers: Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 14, 2015

While Chancellor Angela Merkel remains tight-lipped about the German intelligence scandal, her second-in-command is casting her in an increasingly unflattering light by opening up. A Commentary By Klaus Brinkbšumer more... Comment ]

Take Two: A New Hillary for a Fresh White House Bid

Take Two: A New Hillary for a Fresh White House Bid

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton wants to do almost everything differently in her second run for the presidency. She's showing a more modest, warm-hearted and female side than ever before, and many argue she would make a good president. Can she charm America? By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]