'We'll Be Back': Islamic State Losses Could Fuel Sectarian Warfare

'We'll Be Back': Islamic State Losses Could Fuel Sectarian Warfare

Islamic State has been losing significant swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in recent months. When it goes, though, the group leaves behind deadly booby traps -- and the makings of sectarian warfare. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]





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America's Last Hope Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

America's Last Hope: Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

The bloody attack in Orlando has fueled Donald Trump's campaign of fear and exclusion. Hillary Clinton is the only one left who can stop him, but she is deeply unpopular and many Americans don't trust her. Is she electable? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]


The Psychology of Mortality 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

The Psychology of Mortality: 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

The fear of death is our constant companion. Psychologist Sheldon Solomon has researched how that anxiety affects our lives -- and found that being reminded of death can bring out our worst. Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow and Johann Grolle more... Comment ]


New Era of Brutality When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

What's truly scary about the horrifying attacks that have recently taken place in Orlando, England and France isn't just the number of victims -- it's that the acts themselves are impossible to understand. An Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Terrorist Attacks Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

Terrorist Attacks: Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

So-called "lone wolf" terrorists, like the man behind the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, are difficult for authorities to monitor -- but Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is no solution. By Peter Bergen more... Comment ]

Ugandan President Museveni 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

Ugandan President Museveni: 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

SPIEGEL speaks with Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for three decades, about the West's role in fostering African Islamist terror, his opposition to the International Criminal Court and whether he is himself abusing his power. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

SPIEGEL speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the alliance's response to Russian aggression, the growth of member state defense spending and whether Turkey still shares the organization's values. Interview Conducted by Konstantin von Hammerstein and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Unimaginable Horrors The War-Crimes Lawyer Hunting Syrian War Criminals

Unimaginable Horrors: The War-Crimes Lawyer Hunting Syrian War Criminals

In 2012, David Crane helped put notorious Liberian dictator Charles Taylor behind bars. Now he's turned his attention to Syria and is overseeing a project to assemble a massive database of President Bashar Assad's war crimes. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

CNN Host on US Election 'It's Gonna Be Really Nasty'

CNN Host on US Election: 'It's Gonna Be Really Nasty'

SPIEGEL talks to Jake Tapper, CNN's Chief Political Correspondent, about the resentments fueling Donald Trump, the media's easy treatment of the candidates and why this election is about to get very dirty. Interview Conducted by Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'No Editorial Content, No Fact-Checking' CNN Anchor Criticizes US Coverage of Trump

'No Editorial Content, No Fact-Checking': CNN Anchor Criticizes US Coverage of Trump

In an excerpt from a SPIEGEL interview, CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, criticizes the American media for its kid-glove treatment of likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He warns we should brace for a "nasty" election. By Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]