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Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

November 11, 2016, 09:41 PM

Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States was not the product of his strength, but of Hillary Clinton's weakness. His victory has plunged the US into a deep crisis -- and nobody knows how he might govern, perhaps not even Trump himself. By Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


Trump's Stunning Victory: The Moment of His Life

Trump's Stunning Victory: The Moment of His Life

November 09, 2016, 12:35 PM

In an enormous upset for the United States, Donald Trump scored a massive victory in the country's presidential election on Wednesday. In the hour of his success, the president-elect showed a humbler side. But what does he have in store next? By Veit Medick and Roland Nelles in New York more... Comment ]

A Political Catastrophe: Trump's Victory Ushers in Dangerous Instability

A Political Catastrophe: Trump's Victory Ushers in Dangerous Instability

November 09, 2016, 12:26 PM

With Donald Trump's victory, the world is entering a new and dangerous phase of instability. To fulfill his campaign promises, he will need partners. But there is no indication that the president-elect is interested constructive solutions. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


Turkish Crackdown: A German Football Player Stands Up to Erdogan

Turkish Crackdown: A German Football Player Stands Up to Erdogan

November 08, 2016, 01:07 PM

German footballer Deniz Naki played in the Bundesliga before joining Turkey's unofficial Kurdish national squad, becoming a hero for many Kurds struggling under President Erdogan's violent repression. But now his political statements have attracted the attention of Turkish authorities. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

America Votes: One Mistake Too Many

America Votes: One Mistake Too Many

November 07, 2016, 11:06 PM

When Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, there will be no chance left to salvage this election. All that remains is picking the lesser of two evils. But the damage has already been done. An Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


Brutal Historical Logic: Democracy at a Dead-End in America

Brutal Historical Logic: Democracy at a Dead-End in America

November 07, 2016, 05:33 PM

On the eve of the US election, Hillary Clinton has a lead in the polls, but it's a small one. Donald Trump's success is the logical outcome of the decades-long erosion of liberal democracy in America. An Essay by Georg Diez more... Comment ]

Clinton Versus Trump: The Script of a Real-Life Tragedy

Clinton Versus Trump: The Script of a Real-Life Tragedy

November 04, 2016, 07:01 PM

Trump versus Clinton will go down in American history as the dirtiest campaign of all time. It seemed at times as though script writers had let their imaginations run wild. But the consequences for democracy in the United States will be long lasting. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Attack on Mosul: Three Shepherds on a Surreal Front

The Attack on Mosul: Three Shepherds on a Surreal Front

October 29, 2016, 12:39 PM

The attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State has been underway for almost two weeks. Resistance from the jihadists is fierce and chaos on the front lines has resulted in some surreal scenes. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

On the Ground in Mosul: A Precarious Alliance Takes on Islamic State

On the Ground in Mosul: A Precarious Alliance Takes on Islamic State

October 22, 2016, 04:11 PM

The battle for Mosul, a key city for Islamic State, has begun. On one side, a fragile alliance with conflicting political goals, and on the other, a ruthless enemy who might go to extreme lengths to defend the Iraqi metropolis -- incluing chemical weapons. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


A Candidate Unhinged: Trump Targets the Essence of America

A Candidate Unhinged: Trump Targets the Essence of America

October 19, 2016, 04:02 PM

To be American means to believe in the Constitution: This narrative, despite its obvious flaws, has kept the country together over the centuries. Now, though, Donald Trump is presenting an altogether different identity for the United States. And the consequences are potentially horrific. An Essay by Charles Hawley more... Comment ]

Child of Israel: A Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

Child of Israel: A Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

October 19, 2016, 03:01 PM

In March, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria killed a wounded Palestinian attacker. After a video of the event surfaced, the military put Azaria on trial. But for many in the country, he is a hero. Who is right? By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]