Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

Sidelined Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

With a wayward president at the helm in the United States, the world has become a more dangerous place. In response, though, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again steering Germany to the foreign policy sidelines, clearing the way for French President Emmanuel Macron. By DER SPIEGEL Staff By Matthias Gebauer, Julia Amalia Heyer, Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, René Pfister, Christian Reiermann, Christoph Scheuermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Interview with James Comey: 'What Am I Doing? How Did I End Up Here?'

Interview with James Comey 'What Am I Doing? How Did I End Up Here?'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former FBI Director James Comey discusses how U.S. President Donald Trump resembles a mafia boss, the dangers of egocentrism and why impeachment would let the American people off the hook. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Cristiano Ronaldo Used Offshore Firms in Luxembourg and Jersey

Football Leaks Cristiano Ronaldo Used Offshore Firms in Luxembourg and Jersey

As an athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo may be in top form, but his financial dealings are looking increasingly bleak. DER SPIEGEL has obtained documents showing that the football superstar was active in more tax havens than previously known. By Rafael Buschmann and Gunther Latsch more... Comment ]

An Island Disappears: Dead End in the Mississippi Delta

An Island Disappears Dead End in the Mississippi Delta

The island of Jean Charles in the Mississippi River Delta has provided refuge to Native Americans for decades. Now, though, the island is disappearing. Many have decided to leave. By Christoph Seidler in Isle de Jean Charles, Mississippi more... Comment ]


Thank You, Donald! What Trump Means for Germany's Future

Thank You, Donald! What Trump Means for Germany's Future

The cracks in trans-Atlantic relations caused by Donald Trump's election provide an opportunity for Germany to finally forge ahead with its own foreign policy. One that draws Europe together and fights for what is right. An Essay by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

The Power of the Algorithms Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

Donald Trump's War Games Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

U.S. President Donald Trump this week issued a Twitter threat to Russia and hinted that America would soon attack Syria. But even if Assad does deserve punishment for again using chemical weapons, the urge to intervene should be resisted. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

'Get Ready Russia' Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

A Woman's World in the Caucasus Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

The small, renegade republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus is deeply patriachal. But for the last several years, more and more women have been rising to positions of leadership in the government, courts and universities. The development has changed the country. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]