A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

Firing at Democracy The Toxic State of America

The attack on Republican members of Congress in the United States this week is a product of America's increasingly toxic political climate. Democracy is at stake in a country where two, deeply divided sides are no longer capable of reasonable debate. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann in Washington, D.C. more... Comment ]


Taking Back Raqqa: Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria

Taking Back Raqqa Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria

The offensive to take Raqqa back from Islamic State has begun. Kurdish fighters are leading the charge in the hopes of eliminating the Islamist scourge -- but they are also hoping to expand their power in northern Syria. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

Climate Change Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

Climate change has been causing dramatic, accelerated changes in the Arctic. Now, a team of researchers has deployed two planes and a ship, along with advanced new technology, to take a closer look at one of its least understood causes: clouds. By Marco Evers more... Comment ]


A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?

A Country in Chaos Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?

Twenty years after the overthrow of dictator Mobutu, President Joseph Kabila's rule is similarly autocratic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he is plunging his country into chaos as a result. more... Comment ]

'This Process Will Fail': Ex-Hamas Head Meshal on Trump's Mideast Peace Initiative

'This Process Will Fail' Ex-Hamas Head Meshal on Trump's Mideast Peace Initiative

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing for a new Middle East peace initiative. Khaled Meshal offers his take on the chances for success. He's the most powerful man within Hamas, which has been declared a terrorist organization by the EU and the U.S. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Christiane Hoffmann in Doha, Qatar more... Comment ]


Congo President Joseph Kabila: 'I'm Not Going to Commit Suicide'

Congo President Joseph Kabila 'I'm Not Going to Commit Suicide'

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, whose term in office should have ended by now, doesn't appear to want to step down. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses delays in elections and does not rule out the possibility of a third term. By Bartholomäus Grill and Susanne Koelbl (Interview), Daniel Etter (Photos) more... Comment ]

Trump and the Paris Agreement: A Turning Point in History

Trump and the Paris Agreement A Turning Point in History

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord marks an epochal shift. With the America no longer reliable, it is time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to look for new partners. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Martin Doerry more... Comment ]


Paris Disagreement: Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

Paris Disagreement Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-7 leaders did all they could to convince Trump to remain part of the Paris Agreement. But he didn't listen. Instead, he evoked deep-seated nationalism and plunged the West into a conflict deeper than any since World War II. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]