Erdogan's Endgame: Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

Erdogan's Endgame Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

The elections in Turkey on June 24 will determine President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's future and his legacy. He is currently at the zenith of his power and is looking to add even more. But he remains desperately afraid of losing it all. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

Trump's Attacks on Germany The Enemy in the White House

Trump's latest lies are an open attack on the German government and the European Union. This U.S. president was never a partner. He is an aggressive opponent and should be treated as such. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]


Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai: 'We Failed Miserably'

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai 'We Failed Miserably'

In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses the failure of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the future of the war and why he would be willing to work with the Trump administration. An Interview by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Rise of the Autocrats: Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

Rise of the Autocrats Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

Autocratic leaders and wannabes, from Putin to Trump, are making political inroads around the world. In recent years, Western liberal democracy has failed to live up to some of its core promises, helping to fuel the current wave of illiberalism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Economic Trumpism: U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies

Economic Trumpism U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies

Seldom has an American president exploited the country's economic power to the degree the Trump administration has. Washington appears to be attacking German companies at every opportunity. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 Fiasco It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 summit once again made it clear that U.S. President Donald Trump is intent on treating America's allies worse than its enemies. Europe must draw the consequences and seek to isolate Trump on the international stage. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


International Arrest Warrant: Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

International Arrest Warrant Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

DER SPIEGEL has learned that Germany's chief federal prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for one of the Syrian regime's top intelligence officials. He is suspected of being responsible for wide-scale torture and murder. By Jörg Diehl, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

Hobby Detectives Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

Americans have been riveted in recent months to every new detail coming out of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign. An army of amateur investigators has managed to uncover new developments in the case. Who are they and what drives them? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


PEDs Scandal: Romanian Doping Lab Covered Up Positive Tests

PEDs Scandal Romanian Doping Lab Covered Up Positive Tests

A sports doping laboratory in Romania has been suspended for months. An internal report from the World Anti-Doping Agency indicates the penalty came in response to intentional manipulation by an "external entity." By Rafael Buschmann, Thilo Neumann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]