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100 Days of Chaos: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Democracy

100 Days of Chaos: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Democracy

April 28, 2017, 07:43 PM

With his attacks on judges, journalists and critics, U.S. President Donald Trump is chipping away at the foundations of democracy. Is the American Constitution strong enough to withstand the assault? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an F!'

John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an F!'

April 28, 2017, 07:05 PM

John Dean has no lack of experience with difficult politicians -- he served as Richard Nixon's right-hand man and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal. In an interview, he explains why he believes the best hope for Donald Trump is his incompetence. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

Deadly Game: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War

Deadly Game: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War

April 26, 2017, 03:08 PM

With prospects growing that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could soon have long-range nuclear missiles at his disposal, Donald Trump is threatening a military response. Suddenly nuclear war seems possible, but how great is the threat of escalation? By Mathieu von Rohr, Christoph Scheuermann, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand more...


Interview with Alexei Navalny: 'The Kremlin Blocks Every Alternative to Putin'

Interview with Alexei Navalny: 'The Kremlin Blocks Every Alternative to Putin'

April 21, 2017, 05:08 PM

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, was just released from jail after widespread protests against government corruption. In an interview, he speaks about Putin's future plans for the country, the new generation of activists and why previous protests failed. Interview Conducted by Christian Esch and Christian Neef more... Comment ]

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

April 20, 2017, 06:12 PM

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Life After Islamic State: 'They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person'

Life After Islamic State: 'They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person'

April 14, 2017, 07:41 PM

For over two years, Islamic State controlled the Iraqi city of Mosul, including its schools. Now that the U.S.-led coalition has pushed the Islamists out, the city's teachers face a dilemma: How do you reshape the minds of children who were taught to fight and kill? By Katrin Kuntz (Text) and Andy Spyra (Photos) in Mosul, Iraq more... Comment ]

Turkey's Power Struggle: How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

Turkey's Power Struggle: How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

April 10, 2017, 06:16 PM

As the date of Turkey's referendum on whether to grant President Recep Erdogan sweeping presidential powers approaches, even long-time supporters are wavering. The country's leader may have overplayed his hand -- and a defeat could spell trouble. By Eren Caylan and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Zig-Zagging on Syria: Trump's Foreign Policy Game

Zig-Zagging on Syria: Trump's Foreign Policy Game

April 07, 2017, 06:35 PM

It could turn out that Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria was the right one. But thus far, he has no clear policy and there are several risks to his approach. One of them is the president himself. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

'Beyond a Red Line': The World at a Crossroads in Syria

'Beyond a Red Line': The World at a Crossroads in Syria

April 07, 2017, 06:23 PM

The deployment of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime this week triggered a significant retaliation by the United States. Does this open the door for a Western intervention in the murderous conflict? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Out of the Jungle: Colombia Tries to Tame FARC Guerillas

Out of the Jungle: Colombia Tries to Tame FARC Guerillas

April 06, 2017, 05:09 PM

For 50 years, the Colombian guerilla group FARC fought for a leftist revolution. Now the group is laying down its weapons and the state is trying to transform the fighters into normal citizens. For many of them, that is more frightening than the war. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]