The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

The Undrained Swamp Trump's Washington, One Year On

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

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

100 Years Since the October Revolution Russia's Unloved Anniversary

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 ]


Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

Moral Emptiness Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

Some say Donald Trump's presidency does not present an existential threat to the American Republic. But after a year of MAGA, it has become clear that a disaster is unfolding whose consequences for humanity and decency will be substantial. An Essay by Roger Cohen more... Comment ]

Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

Exit Eritrea A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

After Syrians, refugees from Eritrea have the best chance of gaining asylum in Germany. But are conditions in the isolated one-party state really so brutal? By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]


German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

German Development Aid in Africa A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

On August 26, rangers killed a member of the Batwa Tribe in a German-funded national park, in eastern Congo. The Batwa had lived for centuries in the park before conservationists forced them out. Is German development money putting animals before humans? By Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

International Law The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court. A Guest Editorial by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann more... Comment ]


Warlord City: The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

Warlord City The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is a city with little functioning infrastructure and a relentless cascade of violence. But some inhabitants of the city have been able to take advantage of the ongoing civil war to make themselves rich, and their business is feeding the horror. By Fritz Schaap and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]

Herbicide Health Dangers: Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

Herbicide Health Dangers Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

A release of internal emails has revealed that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto manipulated studies of the company's herbicide, Roundup. Experts believe the product causes cancer - and the consequences for the company could be dire. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]


Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

Substantial Risk NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War. By Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]