Rubble and Delusion: A Journey Through Assad's Syria

Rubble and Delusion A Journey Through Assad's Syria

With the fall of Aleppo, the regime of Bashar Assad once again controls the country's second-largest city. But is reconciliation possible in the country? A journey through the dictator's rump state. By Fritz Schaap (Text) and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]

NATO Funding Target: U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense Spending

NATO Funding Target U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense Spending

Washington is threatening consequences if NATO member states don't increase their defense spending. Germany is the primary focus of the demand. But the Defense Ministry in Berlin is already having trouble spending the money it currently has at its disposal. By Konstantin von Hammerstein and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


History Repeating: The Greatest Threat to Security Since WWII

History Repeating The Greatest Threat to Security Since WWII

NATO is in danger and the West is losing its cohesion. Lessons of the past warn us to stand tall against those seeking to unravel a global security framework that has kept us safe since World War II. A Commentary By John Kasich, Governor of Ohio more... Comment ]

Trump's America: Democracy at the Tipping Point

Trump's America Democracy at the Tipping Point

Some have criticized the image on the cover of this week's DER SPIEGEL, but the symbol it depicts is a serious one: the very real threat that President Donald Trump poses to liberal democracy. A Commentary by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


'America First': Trump and Bannon Pursue a Vision of Autocracy

'America First' Trump and Bannon Pursue a Vision of Autocracy

Is Donald Trump in the process of transforming the United States into an autocracy? His first weeks in office make it look as though that is his aim. The president is hewing closely to the ideas of his chief strategist, making Stephen Bannon the most dangerous man in America. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

Trump as Nero Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

The United States president is becoming a danger to the world. It is time for Germany and Europe to prepare their political and economic defenses. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


This Week's SPIEGEL: The Pain of a Donald Trump Presidency

This Week's SPIEGEL The Pain of a Donald Trump Presidency

"America first" has been the order of the day for the past two weeks since Donald Trump became the new U.S. president and divided his country. What do we know about his inner circle? And what role does Steve Bannon, his chief ideologist, play? A preview of this week's issue by Klaus Brinkbäumer. By Klaus Brinkbäumer more...

Travel Ban: Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

Travel Ban Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

The travel ban imposed by the American president on the citizens of seven largely Muslim countries marks a break with tradition for a nation of immigrants. It could become a big problem for Donald Trump. By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


The New Age of Protectionism: Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

The New Age of Protectionism Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to stimulate the American economy, but he has shown no interest in existing trade deals or in the basic rules of economics. It is a dangerous cocktail for German industry. more... Comment ]