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The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince

The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince

December 01, 2017, 10:38 AM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has embarked on a path to reform his country. But to achieve his goals, he is quashing all forms of critique. That is the wrong way to go. An Essay by Jamal Khashoggi more... Comment ]


War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

November 15, 2017, 12:10 PM

The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised between horror and hope. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

November 08, 2017, 11:28 AM

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

November 07, 2017, 10:21 AM

It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care. By Christian Esch more... Video | Comment ]

Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

November 06, 2017, 11:44 AM

Some say Donald Trump's presidency does not present an existential threat to the American Republic. But after a year of MAGA, it has become clear that a disaster is unfolding whose consequences for humanity and decency will be substantial. An Essay by Roger Cohen more... Comment ]


Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

November 02, 2017, 09:39 AM

After Syrians, refugees from Eritrea have the best chance of gaining asylum in Germany. But are conditions in the isolated one-party state really so brutal? By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

November 01, 2017, 05:19 PM

On August 26, rangers killed a member of the Batwa Tribe in a German-funded national park, in eastern Congo. The Batwa had lived for centuries in the park before conservationists forced them out. Is German development money putting animals before humans? By Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]


International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

October 28, 2017, 02:35 PM

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court. A Guest Editorial by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann more... Comment ]

Warlord City: The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

Warlord City: The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

October 27, 2017, 01:21 PM

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is a city with little functioning infrastructure and a relentless cascade of violence. But some inhabitants of the city have been able to take advantage of the ongoing civil war to make themselves rich, and their business is feeding the horror. By Fritz Schaap and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]


Herbicide Health Dangers: Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

Herbicide Health Dangers: Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

October 24, 2017, 10:31 AM

A release of internal emails has revealed that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto manipulated studies of the company's herbicide, Roundup. Experts believe the product causes cancer - and the consequences for the company could be dire. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]