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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 White Revolt: Trump Tears the Republicans Apart

America's White Revolt: Trump Tears the Republicans Apart

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 08, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign has morphed into a movement -- and it's one the Republican establishment would like to stop. But buoyed by Evangelicals and the white lower and middle class, it is unclear whether the vulgar New York real estate tycoon can be stopped. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'This Country Is Ready for a Woman in the White House'

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'This Country Is Ready for a Woman in the White House'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2016

Anne-Marie Slaughter was one of Hillary Clinton's top advisors at the State Department before she left politics to devote more time to her family. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she discusses the feminist debate that ensued and her views of the Syrian crisis. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

America's Agitator: Donald Trump Is the World's Most Dangerous Man

America's Agitator: Donald Trump Is the World's Most Dangerous Man

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2016

Donald Trump is the leader of a new, hate-filled authoritarian movement. Nothing would be more harmful to the idea of the West and world peace than if he were to be elected president. George W. Bush's America would seem like a place of logic and reason in comparison. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Veit Medick and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Calling in Kallstadt: A Visit to Donald Trump's Ancestral Home

Calling in Kallstadt: A Visit to Donald Trump's Ancestral Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 20, 2016

The village of Kallstadt is famous in Germany for its local specialty, stuffed pork belly. It's also the place that Donald Trump's grandfather called home before emigrating to America. Locals are ambivalent about the man's politics and his bid for the presidency. By Kevin Hagen and Maria Feck (Photos) more... Comment ]

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2015

Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

America's Oligarch Problem: How the Super-Rich Threaten US Democracy

America's Oligarch Problem: How the Super-Rich Threaten US Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 10, 2015

The sky's the limit when it comes to the United States' campaign finance system. Increasingly, the country's richest sector is gaining influence and control over America's politicals. The development threatens the country's once proud democracy. An Essay By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses morals and politics in the nuclear age, the crisis in Russian-American relations and his fear that an atomic weapon will some day be used. Interview Conducted by Joachim Mohr and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

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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