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The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

August 08, 2016, 07:00 PM

Investigators in Germany often know little about the crimes committed by German Islamists who have traveled to Syria. Three returnees have broken their silence -- providing a wealth of information and angering members of the radical scene. By Jörg Diehl, Julia Jüttner, Fidelius Schmid and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]


Time for Plan B: Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

Time for Plan B: Europe Must Not Be Blackmailed by Turkey

August 08, 2016, 04:45 PM

After agreeing to help the European Union control the flow of migrants heading north, the Turkish government now feels empowered to use the deal as leverage. Europe must now find an alternative to its agreement with Ankara, lest it subject itself to blackmail. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Shattered Dreams: Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

Shattered Dreams: Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

August 04, 2016, 12:44 PM

On the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil is embroiled in its deepest political and economic crisis in decades. The countries elites are ensnared in scandal and President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment. By Marian Blasberg and Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

A Deadly Rivalry: Erdogan's Hunt Against the Gülen Movement

A Deadly Rivalry: Erdogan's Hunt Against the Gülen Movement

August 03, 2016, 12:45 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sparked a witch hunt against suspected backers of a prominent Islamist cleric. But were Fethullah Gülen's supporters really behind the country's recent coup attempt? By Onur Burçak Belli, Eren Caylan and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Islamic State's Child Soldiers: First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings

Islamic State's Child Soldiers: First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings

July 29, 2016, 02:30 PM

The Islamic State is holding thousands of young boys captive in Syria and Iraq, where it is teaching them the Koran and how to become deadly child soldiers. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Dangerous Propaganda: Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

Dangerous Propaganda: Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

July 28, 2016, 04:54 PM

Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia. By Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

July 25, 2016, 07:40 PM

Ansbach, Munich, Würzburg, Nice, Brussels -- in light of the many horrific news stories, many are asking: What's the matter with 2016? By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

July 25, 2016, 06:34 PM

In these days of terrorism, a coup attempt and deep polarization in the world, it is time to take stock and find the right response. Intellectual and moral arrogance will get us nowhere. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

July 22, 2016, 06:31 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of last week's failed coup to consolidate his power. As the country slides into a dictatorship, there is a lot at stake for the West. But the effects in Turkey itself promise to be far greater. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

July 21, 2016, 07:24 PM

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]