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Opinion: America's Election Shame

Opinion: America's Election Shame

April 06, 2016, 04:57 PM

US political culture long served as an example to others. But the political culture on display in the Republican primaries has been a mixture of primary school, mafia and porn industry. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]


Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

March 29, 2016, 03:14 PM

Last week's attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond al-Qaida's capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials. By Christoph Reuter in Beirut more... Comment ]


Three Days with the President: Taking Stock of Obama's Cuba Visit

Three Days with the President: Taking Stock of Obama's Cuba Visit

March 26, 2016, 07:04 PM

It wasn't always easy, but in the end Barack Obama and Raúl Castro did the wave together in the stadium. Veit Medick was in Cuba, traveling with the US president's press corps. Impressions from a memorable state visit. By Veit Medick in Havana, Cuba more... Comment ]

Last Chance, Amigo? You Can Never Be Too Late in Havana

Last Chance, Amigo? You Can Never Be Too Late in Havana

March 21, 2016, 05:58 PM

The pope has been there, Obama is there this week and the Rolling Stones are arriving soon. Everyone wants a chance to see Socialism one last time before it dies. But what is it like to visit Cuba for a former citizen of East Germany? By Jochen-Martin Gutsch In Havana more... Comment ]

Dancing with the Abyss: Netanyahu's Toxic Embrace with Israel

Dancing with the Abyss: Netanyahu's Toxic Embrace with Israel

March 16, 2016, 09:11 PM

A new wave of killings has plagued Israel for the past several months, with hopes for a two-state solution growing remoter than ever. The threat of violence is helping Benjamin Netanyahu maintain power, but it is also corroding the country's society. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]

The Next Disaster: Islamic State Expands as Libya Descends into Chaos

The Next Disaster: Islamic State Expands as Libya Descends into Chaos

March 16, 2016, 12:02 PM

With two separate governments waging war against each other, Libya is crumbling. Islamic State is taking advantage of the turmoil to put down roots in the country. The US is weighing intervention. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Aiding and Abetting: How an Uncritical Media Helped Trump's Rise

Aiding and Abetting: How an Uncritical Media Helped Trump's Rise

March 15, 2016, 08:25 PM

Donald Trump abuses members of the media and wants to limit American press freedoms, even as he exploits them to field his own message. But his rise can also be traced to the failures of journalists, who remained disturbingly uncritical for far too long. An Essay By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Opinion: America's Trumper-Tantrum

Opinion: America's Trumper-Tantrum

March 09, 2016, 03:22 PM

Donald Trump's campaign seem unstoppable. His populist message is seductive in a country with deeply concentrated wealth and an apparent unwillingness to change the status quo. It may land him in the White House. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Daughters of the Opposition: A Trio of Women Challenging Putin and the Kremlin

Daughters of the Opposition: A Trio of Women Challenging Putin and the Kremlin

March 08, 2016, 05:42 PM

Their fathers all helped establish nascent democracy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in Putin's Russia, these three women see no future for their country. Two, including the daughter of assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsova, are battling the Kremlin from exile. By Matthias Schepp in Moscow more... Comment ]

America's White Revolt: Trump Tears the Republicans Apart

America's White Revolt: Trump Tears the Republicans Apart

March 08, 2016, 02:41 PM

Donald Trump's campaign has morphed into a movement -- and it's one the Republican establishment would like to stop. But buoyed by Evangelicals and the white lower and middle class, it is unclear whether the vulgar New York real estate tycoon can be stopped. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]