International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Life After Islamic State: 'They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person'

Life After Islamic State 'They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person'

For over two years, Islamic State controlled the Iraqi city of Mosul, including its schools. Now that the U.S.-led coalition has pushed the Islamists out, the city's teachers face a dilemma: How do you reshape the minds of children who were taught to fight and kill? By Katrin Kuntz (Text) and Andy Spyra (Photos) in Mosul, Iraq more... Comment ]


Turkey's Power Struggle: How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

Turkey's Power Struggle How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

As the date of Turkey's referendum on whether to grant President Recep Erdogan sweeping presidential powers approaches, even long-time supporters are wavering. The country's leader may have overplayed his hand -- and a defeat could spell trouble. By Eren Caylan and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Zig-Zagging on Syria: Trump's Foreign Policy Game

Zig-Zagging on Syria Trump's Foreign Policy Game

It could turn out that Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria was the right one. But thus far, he has no clear policy and there are several risks to his approach. One of them is the president himself. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


'Beyond a Red Line': The World at a Crossroads in Syria

'Beyond a Red Line' The World at a Crossroads in Syria

The deployment of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime this week triggered a significant retaliation by the United States. Does this open the door for a Western intervention in the murderous conflict? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Out of the Jungle: Colombia Tries to Tame FARC Guerillas

Out of the Jungle Colombia Tries to Tame FARC Guerillas

For 50 years, the Colombian guerilla group FARC fought for a leftist revolution. Now the group is laying down its weapons and the state is trying to transform the fighters into normal citizens. For many of them, that is more frightening than the war. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


Like Obama, Only Worse: Trump's Ill Thought-Out Battle Against Islamic State

Like Obama, Only Worse Trump's Ill Thought-Out Battle Against Islamic State

The current U.S. strategy for fighting the Islamic State isn't working. On the contrary, the poorly planned approach is preparing fertile ground for the terrorist organization's later return. An Editorial by Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

National Awakening: Alexei Navalny Shakes Up a Slumbering Russia

National Awakening Alexei Navalny Shakes Up a Slumbering Russia

A new generation in Russia is suddenly waking up and taking to the streets to protest corruption in the country. The movement's idol is Alexei Navalny, who could represent a threat to Vladimir Putin -- if he isn't locked away first. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Trump CEO Adviser: 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

Trump CEO Adviser 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

Rich Lesser, 54, is the CEO of the Boston Consulting Group and a member of Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. In an interview, he explains his decision to remain in the role despite the criticism from in- and outside his company. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more...