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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.

American Roulette: Trump Tricks Trade Partners into Dangerous Game

American Roulette: Trump Tricks Trade Partners into Dangerous Game

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2018

Donald Trump has issued a new ultimatum in his tariffs dispute with the European Union. Although his strategy may appear erratic, it has its own logic. Things could get dangerous if the EU decides to play his game. By Martin Hesse, Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Interview with James Comey: 'What Am I Doing? How Did I End Up Here?'

Interview with James Comey: 'What Am I Doing? How Did I End Up Here?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former FBI Director James Comey discusses how U.S. President Donald Trump resembles a mafia boss, the dangers of egocentrism and why impeachment would let the American people off the hook. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Thank You, Donald! What Trump Means for Germany's Future

Thank You, Donald! What Trump Means for Germany's Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2018

The cracks in trans-Atlantic relations caused by Donald Trump's election provide an opportunity for Germany to finally forge ahead with its own foreign policy. One that draws Europe together and fights for what is right. An Essay by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2018

Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity

The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump seems intent on launching a trade war. He is ignoring appeals to common sense coming from Europe and Asia, but one country stands to lose more than any other: Germany. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Currency Cold War: Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Currency Cold War: Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2018

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


Lady In Black: The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

Lady In Black: The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 09, 2018

A German national appears prominently in the investigation into the possible Russian contacts made by Donald Trump's associates. Did she serve as the strawman for illegal lobbying in the United States? By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

Abandoning the Kurds: What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria

Abandoning the Kurds: What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2018

By invading Afrin, one of the last unscathed regions in Syria, Turkey is trying to prevent the creation of a Kurdish state. The U.S. is looking on powerlessly while Russia is rubbing its hands in glee. Ultimately, the true winner might be Bashar Assad. By Christian Esch, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Reuter and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Separating Siamese Twins: 'It Was the First Time I Cried in the Operating Room'

Separating Siamese Twins: 'It Was the First Time I Cried in the Operating Room'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 25, 2018

When pediatric surgeon Allan Goldstein entered the operating room to separate conjoined twins, he did so with the knowledge that one would have to die in order to save the other. He recalls the enormous surgical and ethical challenges. more... Comment ]

The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2018

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]