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Hibernation: How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

Hibernation: How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

July 20, 2018, 06:03 PM

Explosive narcissism and vulgar capitalism: It is impossible to engage in politics with this U.S. president. Europe should resist the temptation to fixate on Donald Trump and instead pursue its own goals. That's the lesson of a deeply disorienting week. An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

July 13, 2018, 07:26 PM

Germany used to be one of Washington's closest allies. But Donald Trump has singled the country out as his favorite target for criticism. The U.S. president continued to pursue that obsession this week, and came close to destroying NATO in the process. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism? BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism? BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

July 12, 2018, 12:00 PM

The Middle East conflict has arrived in Germany in the form of boycotts against German cultural festivals. The development raises the question of where the line is crossed between criticizing Israel as a state and anti-Semitism. By Tobias Becker, Andreas Borcholte, Georg Diez and Jurek Skrobala more...


Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

July 11, 2018, 02:41 PM

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 81, is concerned about the possibility of a new rise of fascism in the world. But she remains confident in the strength of liberal democracy and its institutions. Interview by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

July 10, 2018, 02:41 PM

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death -- and an excruciating return home. By Fritz Schaap and Sascha Montag (Photos) more... Comment ]


A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

July 09, 2018, 10:31 AM

NATO is preparing for a contentious summit this month, primarily due to the posturing by U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the meeting. He has made it clear that he is unhappy - and Berlin is target number one. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Back to the Jungle: WTO Faces Existential Threat in Times of Trump

Back to the Jungle: WTO Faces Existential Threat in Times of Trump

June 30, 2018, 08:14 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump has set his sights squarely on the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Even its critics are worried that without the organization, the world of trade would revert to the law of the jungle. By Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


Interview with Mikhail Khodorkovsky: 'I Believe Putin Is Capable of Change'

Interview with Mikhail Khodorkovsky: 'I Believe Putin Is Capable of Change'

June 30, 2018, 08:14 AM

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Russian oligarch and regime critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks about the importance of the World Cup for Moscow's reputation and of a possible end to the Putin era. Interview Conducted by Christian Esch and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Child Migrants in the U.S.: 'As an American, I Feel Deeply Ashamed'

Child Migrants in the U.S.: 'As an American, I Feel Deeply Ashamed'

June 22, 2018, 10:46 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has put an end to the separation of migrant families. But 2,300 children remain incarcerated with no plan in place to reunite them with their parents. Human rights lawyer Michael Bochenek has visited them. Interview Conducted by Marc Pitzke  in New York more... Comment ]


Erdogan's Endgame: Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

Erdogan's Endgame: Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

June 22, 2018, 10:24 AM

The elections in Turkey on June 24 will determine President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's future and his legacy. He is currently at the zenith of his power and is looking to add even more. But he remains desperately afraid of losing it all. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]