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Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

February 14, 2015, 12:50 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for more decisive action against Moscow, including weapons deliveries to Kiev, to show Russia it will have a "higher price to pay" for its actions in Ukraine. Interview Conducted By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

February 13, 2015, 02:31 PM

The Ukraine crisis has dramatically worsened relations between NATO and Russia. With cooperation on nuclear security now suspended and the lack of a "red telephone," experts at the Munich Security Conference warn any escalation in tensions could grow deadly. By Markus Becker in Munich more... Comment ]


Interview with Egyptian President Sisi: 'Extremists Offend the Image of God'

Interview with Egyptian President Sisi: 'Extremists Offend the Image of God'

February 09, 2015, 12:33 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discusses his country's struggles, the forceful overthrow of his predecessor Mohammed Morsi and the threat against Egypt posed by Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood. Interview Conducted by Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Path to the Presidency: The Swift Rise of Egypt's Sisi

Path to the Presidency: The Swift Rise of Egypt's Sisi

February 09, 2015, 12:26 PM

In June 2014, former military officer Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became Egypt's president. Did his election represent the will of the people or was it the product of a coup? And will it mark the end of the Arab Spring or is he a leader who can provide needed stability? By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer in Cairo more... Comment ]

'Uncertain Radiological Threat': US Navy Sailors Search for Justice after Fukushima Mission

'Uncertain Radiological Threat': US Navy Sailors Search for Justice after Fukushima Mission

February 05, 2015, 08:14 PM

In March of 2011, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan rushed to Japan to help after the disastrous tsunami. Since then, many sailors from that ship have fallen ill, possibly as a result of exposure to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. They will soon have their day in court. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

February 02, 2015, 08:06 PM

In an editorial, the head of the Munich Security Conference warns that Russian refusal to help implement the Minsk agreement may leave Western countries with no choice but to deliver defense equipment to Kiev -- and Moscow should be fully aware of the responsibility it would then carry. By Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing

Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing

January 29, 2015, 02:57 PM

Recent events involving a controversial drug, cruel mistakes and arbitrary, last-minute decisions have exposed the United States' system of capital punishment for exactly what it is: a human rights violation unworthy of a democracy. A Commentary By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

January 27, 2015, 06:43 PM

Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself. By Katrin Kuntz and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

January 27, 2015, 01:21 PM

Just weeks ago, SPIEGEL published the source code of an NSA malware program known internally as QWERTY. Now, experts have found that it is none other than the notorious trojan Regin, used in dozens of cyber attacks around the world. By Marcel Rosenbach, Hilmar Schmundt and Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

January 26, 2015, 04:44 PM

Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable. By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv and Paris more... Comment ]