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Eastern Flank Security: The Siren Song of NATO's Hawks

Eastern Flank Security: The Siren Song of NATO's Hawks

July 12, 2016, 05:33 PM

NATO political and military leaders are intent on bolstering the alliance's presence in the Baltic states and Poland. But does doing so actually improve European security? There is plenty of room for doubt. An Essay by Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]


Within Reach: Gloria Steinem's Life-Long Fight for Women's Rights

Within Reach: Gloria Steinem's Life-Long Fight for Women's Rights

July 06, 2016, 07:05 PM

In the 1960s, Gloria Steinem became the icon of the women's movement and she hasn't slowed down since. Now, the US may elect a female president for the first time in its history. Has feminism finally reached its goal? By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


The Russia Paradox: How To Deal with an Aggressive, Yet Weak Power

The Russia Paradox: How To Deal with an Aggressive, Yet Weak Power

July 05, 2016, 05:04 PM

Ahead of this week's NATO summit in Warsaw, what is the best way to proceed with Russia? Which aims should the West and the Kremlin be pursuing? And what can be done to end the current crisis? One thing is clear: We need strategic patience. An Essay By Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

'We'll Be Back': Islamic State Losses Could Fuel Sectarian Warfare

'We'll Be Back': Islamic State Losses Could Fuel Sectarian Warfare

June 23, 2016, 05:43 PM

Islamic State has been losing significant swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in recent months. When it goes, though, the group leaves behind deadly booby traps -- and the makings of sectarian warfare. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

America's Last Hope: Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

America's Last Hope: Can Clinton's Reason Defeat Trump's Rage?

June 23, 2016, 01:08 PM

The bloody attack in Orlando has fueled Donald Trump's campaign of fear and exclusion. Hillary Clinton is the only one left who can stop him, but she is deeply unpopular and many Americans don't trust her. Is she electable? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The Psychology of Mortality: 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

The Psychology of Mortality: 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

June 21, 2016, 02:08 PM

The fear of death is our constant companion. Psychologist Sheldon Solomon has researched how that anxiety affects our lives -- and found that being reminded of death can bring out our worst. Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow and Johann Grolle more... Comment ]

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

June 20, 2016, 10:18 AM

What's truly scary about the horrifying attacks that have recently taken place in Orlando, England and France isn't just the number of victims -- it's that the acts themselves are impossible to understand. An Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Terrorist Attacks: Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

Terrorist Attacks: Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

June 17, 2016, 06:32 PM

So-called "lone wolf" terrorists, like the man behind the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, are difficult for authorities to monitor -- but Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is no solution. By Peter Bergen more... Comment ]

Ugandan President Museveni: 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

Ugandan President Museveni: 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

June 10, 2016, 06:01 PM

SPIEGEL speaks with Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for three decades, about the West's role in fostering African Islamist terror, his opposition to the International Criminal Court and whether he is himself abusing his power. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: 'We Don't Want a New Cold War'

June 08, 2016, 01:33 PM

SPIEGEL speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the alliance's response to Russian aggression, the growth of member state defense spending and whether Turkey still shares the organization's values. Interview Conducted by Konstantin von Hammerstein and Peter Müller more... Comment ]