A Shrinking Giant: EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

A Shrinking Giant EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

Under Donald Trump's leadership, the U.S. is in the process of forfeiting its position of economic supremacy. An internal EU document shows that the Europeans are worried. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal: 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi says his country wants to continue adhering to its nuclear treaty, even if the United States withdraws. In an interview, he warns that if the accord falls through, it could lead to a nuclear arms race. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


Law and Order under Donald Trump: The Golden Age of Private Prisons

Law and Order under Donald Trump The Golden Age of Private Prisons

The Obama administration moved to phase out private prisons in the United States, but Donald Trump has now reversed those policies. A boom in the industry is expected and investors are thrilled. By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

A Country of Fear and Courage: What I Learned from Two Years in America

A Country of Fear and Courage What I Learned from Two Years in America

Veit Medick recently spent two years as SPIEGEL ONLINE's correspondent in the United States. He lived with his family in a Washington, D.C., suburb. The experience taught him a lot about America's psyche, but also Germany's. more... Comment ]


Islamic State's Demise: A Terror Group in its Death Throes?

Islamic State's Demise A Terror Group in its Death Throes?

Islamic State has lost an enormous amount of territory in both Iraq and Syria and many of its leaders are dead. Yet even as the terror group appears to be breaking apart, attacks are being carried out in its name in Europe. What's next for IS? By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

A Tale of Two Countries: Why There Won't Be a German Trump

A Tale of Two Countries Why There Won't Be a German Trump

Seven decades after World War II, a leader like President Donald Trump would have almost no chance of political success in Berlin. But why? The answer lies in the unique historical, political, social and cultural stories of the United States and Germany -- and the tumultuous path they have taken over the last century. An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


A Test of Maturity: Germany Must Abandon Its Military Reluctance and Lead

A Test of Maturity Germany Must Abandon Its Military Reluctance and Lead

Germany enjoys high regard around the world. But with American power weakening and authoritarian powers rising, the country needs to abandon its military reluctance and finally lead in Europe. An Essay By Anne Applebaum more... Comment ]

Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

Understanding Moscow The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef spent three decades reporting on Russia. On the eve of his departure from Moscow, he reflects on a unique Russian mindset that Putin did not create but is brilliant at exploiting. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Sowing Seeds of Hate: The Unforgivable Disgrace of an American President

Sowing Seeds of Hate The Unforgivable Disgrace of an American President

There has never before been a U.S. president who trivialized the violence and racism of neo-Nazis. For many Republicans, Donald Trump has now gone too far. The populist leader has become more isolated than ever before -- in the world and inside his own party. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]