Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump this week issued a Twitter threat to Russia and hinted that America would soon attack Syria. But even if Assad does deserve punishment for again using chemical weapons, the urge to intervene should be resisted. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann 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 ]


From Russia with Death: A Soviet Nerve Agent Triggers a New Cold War

From Russia with Death: A Soviet Nerve Agent Triggers a New Cold War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2018

The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month has significantly worsened already tense relations between Moscow and the West. The crime marks the first chemical weapons attack on Western Europe since the end of World War II. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Putin System: How Russia's Eternal President Has Changed His Country

The Putin System: How Russia's Eternal President Has Changed His Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 11, 2018

Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years -- both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


The Navalny Challenge: Behind the Scenes of Russia's Imitated Democracy

The Navalny Challenge: Behind the Scenes of Russia's Imitated Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2018

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was recently excluded from running against Vladimir Putin in the presidential election scheduled this March in Russia. The reason is clear: A real politician is unwelcome against the backdrop of the country's imitated democracy. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]

Treffen in Sotschi: Putin wirbt bei Erdogan für Syrien-Lösung mit den USA

Treffen in Sotschi: Putin wirbt bei Erdogan für Syrien-Lösung mit den USA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2017

Militärisch hat Russland das Blatt im syrischen Bürgerkrieg gewendet, nun sucht es auch eine politische Lösung. Davon will Putin auch seinen Verbündeten Türkei überzeugen. Erdogan reagiert zurückhaltend. mehr...


100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2017

It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care. By Christian Esch more... Video | Comment ]

Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Moskau: Lass uns reden

Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Moskau: Lass uns reden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2017

In Moskau wollte Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier das Gespräch mit Wladimir Putin wieder aufnehmen - trotz aller Differenzen. Doch die Signale seines russischen Gastgebers sind widersprüchlich. Aus Moskau berichten Christina Hebel und Florian Gathmann mehr... Forum ]


Fly in the Borscht: Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

Fly in the Borscht: Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2017

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is soon to join the supervisory board of Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft. His ties in Moscow are becoming a problem for Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on the campaign trail. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2017

DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef spent three decades reporting on Russia. On the eve of his departure from Moscow, he reflects on a unique Russian mindset that Putin did not create but is brilliant at exploiting. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]