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Like Obama, Only Worse: Trump's Ill Thought-Out Battle Against Islamic State

Like Obama, Only Worse: Trump's Ill Thought-Out Battle Against Islamic State

April 05, 2017, 12:33 PM

The current U.S. strategy for fighting the Islamic State isn't working. On the contrary, the poorly planned approach is preparing fertile ground for the terrorist organization's later return. An Editorial by Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


National Awakening: Alexei Navalny Shakes Up a Slumbering Russia

National Awakening: Alexei Navalny Shakes Up a Slumbering Russia

April 05, 2017, 11:35 AM

A new generation in Russia is suddenly waking up and taking to the streets to protest corruption in the country. The movement's idol is Alexei Navalny, who could represent a threat to Vladimir Putin -- if he isn't locked away first. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]

Trump CEO Adviser: 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

Trump CEO Adviser: 'An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table'

April 03, 2017, 12:51 PM

Rich Lesser, 54, is the CEO of the Boston Consulting Group and a member of Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. In an interview, he explains his decision to remain in the role despite the criticism from in- and outside his company. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more...


'Typical Liberal Media Bias': A Father and Daughter Spar over Trump

'Typical Liberal Media Bias': A Father and Daughter Spar over Trump

March 27, 2017, 06:06 PM

SPIEGEL staffer Jiffer Bourguignon was disappointed when her father voted for Donald Trump. A little shy of two months after the billionaire real estate tycoon became president, she reached out to her dad in the form of a telephone debate on the new administration's policies. Interview Conducted By Jiffer Bourguignon more... Comment ]

A Week with the White House Press Corps: Inside Trump's War on the Traditional Media

A Week with the White House Press Corps: Inside Trump's War on the Traditional Media

March 24, 2017, 06:07 PM

Since his declaration that the media is the "enemy of the people," White House correspondents have been battling to maintain their position in the new America. Trump is giving them competition by filling the press corps with trolls and a new wave of right-wing media. By Markus Feldenkirchen in Washington, D.C. more... Comment ]


Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

March 21, 2017, 11:51 AM

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research really shows. By Hein de Haas more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Perfect Storm: Netherlands Dispute Gives Turkey Perfect Election Fodder

Erdogan's Perfect Storm: Netherlands Dispute Gives Turkey Perfect Election Fodder

March 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

Ankara is piling on in its dispute with the Netherlands after the country refused to allow key government members to hold political rallies in the country over the weekend. Turkey is calling for retaliation in the "harshest ways" and President Erdogan has found the perfect election issue. By Maximilian Popp in Istanbul more... Comment ]


A Delicate Meeting: Can Merkel Bring Trump to Reason?

A Delicate Meeting: Can Merkel Bring Trump to Reason?

March 10, 2017, 06:23 PM

Angela Merkel is planning a dual strategy for her first face-to-face meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday. She wants to foster close personal relations with the new U.S. president, but she also wants to make clear the Berlin is armed for a trade war against Washington. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Gangster's Paradise: Assad's Control Erodes as Warlords Gain Upper Hand

Gangster's Paradise: Assad's Control Erodes as Warlords Gain Upper Hand

March 08, 2017, 02:23 PM

Bashar Assad's power over the areas of Syria under government control is slipping. Armed militias are growing stronger and the country's president can do nothing to stop them. By Fritz Schaap (Text) and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]


Head-On: Tensions Escalate Between Berlin and Erdogan

Head-On: Tensions Escalate Between Berlin and Erdogan

March 07, 2017, 06:21 PM

Turkey's hardline approach to German journalist Deniz Yücel has created considerable pressure for the government in Berlin, with Erdogan's statements over the weekend further exacerbating the situation. Still, the Turkish leader isn't as strong as he appears to be. By Maximilian Popp, Fidelius Schmid and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

New WikiLeaks Revelations: CIA Spies May Also Operate in Frankfurt

New WikiLeaks Revelations: CIA Spies May Also Operate in Frankfurt

March 07, 2017, 05:23 PM

WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents pertaining to CIA efforts at global surveillance, including a tool to transform smart-TVs into a powerful spying device. The documents indicate that some of the intelligence agency's spying may be done from Frankfurt. By Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]