Islamic State's Child Soldiers: First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings

Islamic State's Child Soldiers: First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings

The Islamic State is holding thousands of young boys captive in Syria and Iraq, where it is teaching them the Koran and how to become deadly child soldiers. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]





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Dangerous Propaganda Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

Dangerous Propaganda: Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia. By Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]


Apocalypse Now A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Ansbach, Munich, Würzburg, Nice, Brussels -- in light of the many horrific news stories, many are asking: What's the matter with 2016? By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


The Fractures How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

In these days of terrorism, a coup attempt and deep polarization in the world, it is time to take stock and find the right response. Intellectual and moral arrogance will get us nowhere. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Putsch Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of last week's failed coup to consolidate his power. As the country slides into a dictatorship, there is a lot at stake for the West. But the effects in Turkey itself promise to be far greater. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]

Visual Story How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

Visual Story: How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

Barack Obama had hoped to bring a message of hope during his two terms as president of the United States. In many respects he succeeded, but he was often hampered by the Republican Party. A SPIEGEL Visual Story. By Roman Höfner and Michael Meissner (Illustrations) more... Video | Comment ]

Public Enemy No. 1 A Visit with Fethullah Gülen, Erdogan's Chief Adversary

Public Enemy No. 1: A Visit with Fethullah Gülen, Erdogan's Chief Adversary

In a meeting at his compound in Pennsylvania, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen defends himself against claims made by Turkey's president that he was behind this weekend's failed coup. He alleges that power has poisoned Erdogan. By Veit Medick and Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Terrorist Bookkeepers New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

Terrorist Bookkeepers: New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

It isn't always easy for European authorities to prove that returning jihadists fought for Islamic State. But a new data leak from the terror organization could help. SPIEGEL has seen the books kept by IS bureaucrats. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Vanessa Schlesier more... Comment ]

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Donald Trump advisor Mike Flynn explains why the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate admires authoritarian leaders and considers the US foreign policy of recent years to be a disaster. more... Comment ]