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Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

January 26, 2017, 12:32 PM

Reporter Holger Stark spent the past four years as DER SPIEGEL's Washington correspondent during a time in which the country changed radically enough to elect Donald Trump as its president. What led this once mighty nation into decline? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]


Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World'

Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World'

January 23, 2017, 06:54 PM

In an interview, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, 43, discusses the era of political uncertainty that has been unleashed with Donald Trump's presidency and Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Defending Western Values: Time for an International Front Against Trump

Defending Western Values: Time for an International Front Against Trump

January 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, America is set to move into a more isolationist and more self-interested direction. The rest of the West must now stand up to defend our values. A Commentary by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

January 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pulitzer-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum talks about what the rise of Donald Trump means for Europe, what the future holds for NATO and whether democracy can survive the rise of right-wing populism. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Assault on Europe: Donald Trump and the New World Order

Assault on Europe: Donald Trump and the New World Order

January 20, 2017, 06:01 PM

The inauguration of Donald Trump heralds the arrival of a new world order. The West is weaker than ever before and rising American nationalism poses a threat both to Germany's economy and the European Union. more... Comment ]


Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

January 18, 2017, 03:27 PM

The hope that Donald Trump might become more presidential as his inauguration approached has proven misguided. The 45th president of the United States has shown that his own public image is his first priority. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Thomas Hüetlin, Nils Minkmar and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

January 18, 2017, 01:30 PM

Mass firings after last summer's failed coup attempt have created widespread anxiety inside the Turkish military. A weakened army and the loss of high-ranking officers is becoming a problem for NATO. By Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

January 16, 2017, 04:59 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, conservative intellectual leader and Trump confidant Newt Gingrich discusses the president-elect's future political course, how he is "very cautious" when it comes to nuclear weapons and the threat of trade wars. Interview Conducted By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Wild Wild West: Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

Wild Wild West: Inside the Desperate Battle against Sports Doping

January 15, 2017, 03:34 PM

A special unit of investigators and medical professionals in the U.S. is on the hunt for sports cheats. Internal emails that DER SPIEGEL has examined show how assiduous the inspectors are in their pursuit -- and how frustrating it can be. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]


War and Peace: Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

War and Peace: Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

January 12, 2017, 02:49 PM

The mandate of the United Nations is to preserve peace in the world, but when it comes to the Syrian crisis, the global body has failed badly. Will the UN's new secretary-general be able to finally introduce necessary reforms? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]