Wild Wild West: Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

Wild Wild West Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

A special unit of investigators and medical professionals in the U.S. is on the hunt for sports cheats. Internal emails that DER SPIEGEL has examined show how assiduous the inspectors are in their pursuit -- and how frustrating it can be. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]

War and Peace: Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

War and Peace Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

The mandate of the United Nations is to preserve peace in the world, but when it comes to the Syrian crisis, the global body has failed badly. Will the UN's new secretary-general be able to finally introduce necessary reforms? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

The suspect in the December terror attack in Berlin, which killed 12, came from Tunisia. SPIEGEL spoke to the country's prime minister, Youssef Chahed, 41, about terrorism in his country and the problems facing its fragile democracy. Interview Conducted by Clemens Höges more... Comment ]

The PC Monster: Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

The PC Monster Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]


Trump's World Order: Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

Trump's World Order Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Tainted Sports: Anti-Doping Leader Says Russia Should Be Banned

Tainted Sports Anti-Doping Leader Says Russia Should Be Banned

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, American anti-doping leader Travis Tygart argues that Russia should be excluded from international competitions until it cleans up its act. He also calls on the International Olympic Committee to take tougher action against countries that dope. Interview Conducted by Lukas Eberle and Detlef Hacke more... Comment ]


Damascus Nights: Despair and Debauchery in Assad's Capital

Damascus Nights Despair and Debauchery in Assad's Capital

Even as war rages around them, residents of Damascus, the capital of Bashar Assad's Syria, seek to tune out the violence. The city's nightlife has blossomed as the country's Russian-backed military has pushed back the front. Those dissidents that remain have been forced into hiding. By Fritz Schaap  and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]

Elephant in the Room: Europeans Debate Nuclear Self-Defense after Trump Win

Elephant in the Room Europeans Debate Nuclear Self-Defense after Trump Win

For decades, American nuclear weapons have served as a guarantor of European security. But what happens if Donald Trump casts doubt on that atomic shield? A debate has already opened in Berlin and Brussels over alternatives to the U.S. deterrent. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Refugees in Crisis : The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Refugees in Crisis  The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Assad and Russia are destroying Aleppo and tens of thousands of Syrians have left the city as they search for safety. But under pressure from Europe, Turkey has sealed off its border to Syria. Those who try to cross often don't survive. By Riham Alkousaa and Maximilian Popp at the Border between Syria and Turkey more... Comment ]