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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.

Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 18, 2017

The hope that Donald Trump might become more presidential as his inauguration approached has proven misguided. The 45th president of the United States has shown that his own public image is his first priority. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Thomas Hüetlin, Nils Minkmar and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2017

In a SPIEGEL interview, conservative intellectual leader and Trump confidant Newt Gingrich discusses the president-elect's future political course, how he is "very cautious" when it comes to nuclear weapons and the threat of trade wars. Interview Conducted By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


The PC Monster: Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

The PC Monster: Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2017

Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

Trump's World Order: Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

Trump's World Order: Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 04, 2017

Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


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 ]