Interview with Libya's Prime Minister: 'We Will Not Become Like Somalia'

Interview with Libya's Prime Minister: 'We Will Not Become Like Somalia'

Since March, Fayez Sarraj has been the prime minister of Libya, a country torn by civil war. Now he is tasked with surmounting the country's political divisions and leading the fight against the Islamic State and a network of human-traffickers transporting tens of thousands of migrants to Europe. Interview Conducted By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]





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'Paradise Lost' How To Help Our Oceans Before It's Too Late

'Paradise Lost': How To Help Our Oceans Before It's Too Late

In the past 50 years, Earth's oceans have been depleted and acidified to alarming degrees. Sylvia Earle, a longtime marine scientist, explains her plan to save at least a small part of them -- along with our planet. Interview Conducted By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]


Pacific War Games Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

The United States invited countries from around the Pacific to the world's biggest international maritime exercise, including its greatest rival, China. Its participation says a lot about the country's ambitions -- and its limits. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


An International Disaster Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

An International Disaster: Trump Has Shown His True Side, It's Time To Act

Donald Trump's candidacy started as a joke. Fed by the media and opportunistic politicians, he's become a threat to the US political system and even world peace. Now it's time to treat him as such. A Commentary By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

Narcissist and Agitator Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

Narcissist and Agitator: Donald Trump Is One of the Greatest Threats of Our Time

During his campaign, Donald Trump has repeatedly flirted with violence. Crude political notions aside, he lacks the character to become president of the United States and represents a true danger to the entire world. A Commentary By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Expert on MH370 Disappearance 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from radar screens just over two years ago. Now veteran flight-accident investigator Larry Vance believes he knows what happened. He believes one of the pilots hijacked the aircraft. Interview Conducted by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

Retreat and Delusion Is the Islamic State Finally Collapsing?

Retreat and Delusion: Is the Islamic State Finally Collapsing?

Terrorist attacks on the West make the Islamic State appear stronger than ever. The reality is that allied forces are well on their way to defeating the group in its core territory. Sources on the ground report that the "caliphate" is disintegrating. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Returnees Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

Investigators in Germany often know little about the crimes committed by German Islamists who have traveled to Syria. Three returnees have broken their silence -- providing a wealth of information and angering members of the radical scene. By Jörg Diehl, Julia Jüttner, Fidelius Schmid and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

Time for Plan B Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

Time for Plan B: Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

After agreeing to help the European Union control the flow of migrants heading north, the Turkish government now feels empowered to use the deal as leverage. Europe must now find an alternative to its agreement with Ankara, lest it subject itself to blackmail. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Shattered Dreams Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

Shattered Dreams: Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

On the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil is embroiled in its deepest political and economic crisis in decades. The countries elites are ensnared in scandal and President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment. By Marian Blasberg and Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]