Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

In an interview, former Afghan secret service chief Amrullah Saleh discusses the recent wave of Taliban violence aimed at cementing power for its new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. He says the attacks are backed by Pakistan. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


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Islamic State The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

Islamic State: The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

One of the foremost cartographers of the Islamic State conflict is a 19-year-old from Amsterdam. Now that he's graduated from high school, he's preparing to take his activism to the next level. By Katrin Kuntz in Amsterdam more... Comment ]


World without Water The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

Amid climate change, drought and mismanagement, our world's most valuable resource is becoming scarce. Much of the crisis is man-made -- and even water-rich countries like Germany are to blame. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]


The Refugee Drama of Calais Death and Freedom in the Channel Tunnel

The Refugee Drama of Calais: Death and Freedom in the Channel Tunnel

Thousands of refugees are living in squalor in Calais, France as they seek to illegally make their way to Britain through the Channel Tunnel. They are looking for what they believe will be better prospects, but 10 people have died trying since June. By Nicola Abé, Sven Becker, Christoph Scheuermann and Petra Truckendanner more... Comment ]

Indonesia's Secret In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Mediterranean Desperation Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

Doctors Without Borders is the only major humanitarian organization actively rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. So far, it has saved more than 10,000 people. But in the world's biggest crisis region, timing is everything. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christian Werner (Photography) more... Comment ]

'Nobody Has Endless Strength' Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was finally given his passport back and immediately left the country to join his family in Germany. But he is unsettled by his newfound freedom and he is searching for a new role. SPIEGEL caught up with him in Munich. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Israeli Defense Minister 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

Israeli Defense Minister: 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

In an interview, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon explains why he considers the nuclear deal with Iran to be an historical error. He also addresses recent crimes committed by extremist Israelis. Interview Conducted By Ronen Bergman and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Varoufakis Advisor James Galbraith 'Not Even Schäuble Thinks It's a Good Solution'

Varoufakis Advisor James Galbraith: 'Not Even Schäuble Thinks It's a Good Solution'

American economist James Galbraith was one of ex-Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' advisors. He speaks with SPIEGEL about secret plans to return to the drachma and the role played by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Mikhail Gorbachev US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an 'Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World'

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses morals and politics in the nuclear age, the crisis in Russian-American relations and his fear that an atomic weapon will some day be used. Interview Conducted by Joachim Mohr and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]