A Seed Sown By the West: Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A Seed Sown By the West Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A young, liberal elite has emerged in Kabul, including many women. It is taking a stand against the Taliban's atrocities in the form of political and artistic initiatives and wants to put an end to Afghanistan's culture of violence. By Susanne Koelbl in Kabul more... Comment ]

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Hipster Extremists The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]


Exodus: The Uncertain Fate of Iraq's Largest Christian City

Exodus The Uncertain Fate of Iraq's Largest Christian City

Before Islamic State invaded, Qaraqosh was home to Iraq's largest Christian community. Now liberated after three years of occupation, little remains and former residents are considering whether its worth rebuilding in a country with an unclear future. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

Interview with Naomi Klein 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

Naomi Klein helped launch the anti-globalization movement with her book, "No Logo." Twenty years later, DER SPIEGEL spoke to her about the Hamburg G-20, the current generation of protesters and her concern about how Donald Trump will react in a crisis. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more...


The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

The G-18.5 What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

All G-20 participants, except for the U.S., underlined their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. It is a significant success for Merkel, even if Turkish President Erdogan changed his mind after the summit. An Analysis by Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]

A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

A Family Affair The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

Ivanka Trump briefly took her father's place at the G-20 negotiating table on Saturday. But hostess Angela Merkel is happy to have the U.S. president's daughter at the summit. A good relationship with Ivanka provides a reliable channel to the White House. By David Böcking and Vanessa Steinmetz more... Comment ]


G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

G-20 Critics Are Wrong This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

The G-20 may have many shortcomings, but it is more important than ever for addressing the global problems humanity faces. It's a format we should strengthen -- not something we should get rid of. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++ Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

In her closing G-20 speech on Saturday, Merkel noted that the summit's final declaration reveals clear disagreement with the U.S. on climate issues. She says she's not optimistic that Washington will return to the Paris climate agreement. more...


Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'The European Union Must Decide'

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau 'The European Union Must Decide'

In an interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses free trade, climate change and his country's delicate relationship with its neighbor to the south: Donald Trump's United States. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Barbara Hans more... Comment ]

The G-20 Farce: A Lose-Lose Summit for Merkel, Hamburg and the World

The G-20 Farce A Lose-Lose Summit for Merkel, Hamburg and the World

Will the G-20 summit in Hamburg lead to progress in solving the biggest challenges facing the world, such as hunger, poverty and climate change. Not likely. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++: Heavily Armed Special Unit Deployed to Stop Violence

+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++ Heavily Armed Special Unit Deployed to Stop Violence

German security agencies have deployed a machine gun-wielding unit in Hamburg to stop violent protests that have disrupted the G-20 currently taking place. more...