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Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

February 05, 2017, 11:14 AM

The United States president is becoming a danger to the world. It is time for Germany and Europe to prepare their political and economic defenses. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


This Week's SPIEGEL: The Pain of a Donald Trump Presidency

This Week's SPIEGEL: The Pain of a Donald Trump Presidency

February 04, 2017, 09:05 AM

"America first" has been the order of the day for the past two weeks since Donald Trump became the new U.S. president and divided his country. What do we know about his inner circle? And what role does Steve Bannon, his chief ideologist, play? A preview of this week's issue by Klaus Brinkbäumer. By Klaus Brinkbäumer more...

Travel Ban: Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

Travel Ban: Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

January 30, 2017, 12:06 PM

The travel ban imposed by the American president on the citizens of seven largely Muslim countries marks a break with tradition for a nation of immigrants. It could become a big problem for Donald Trump. By Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


The New Age of Protectionism: Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

The New Age of Protectionism: Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

January 28, 2017, 02:29 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to stimulate the American economy, but he has shown no interest in existing trade deals or in the basic rules of economics. It is a dangerous cocktail for German industry. more... Comment ]

Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

January 26, 2017, 12:32 PM

Reporter Holger Stark spent the past four years as DER SPIEGEL's Washington correspondent during a time in which the country changed radically enough to elect Donald Trump as its president. What led this once mighty nation into decline? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]


Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World'

Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World'

January 23, 2017, 06:54 PM

In an interview, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, 43, discusses the era of political uncertainty that has been unleashed with Donald Trump's presidency and Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Defending Western Values: Time for an International Front Against Trump

Defending Western Values: Time for an International Front Against Trump

January 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, America is set to move into a more isolationist and more self-interested direction. The rest of the West must now stand up to defend our values. A Commentary by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

January 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pulitzer-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum talks about what the rise of Donald Trump means for Europe, what the future holds for NATO and whether democracy can survive the rise of right-wing populism. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Assault on Europe: Donald Trump and the New World Order

Assault on Europe: Donald Trump and the New World Order

January 20, 2017, 06:01 PM

The inauguration of Donald Trump heralds the arrival of a new world order. The West is weaker than ever before and rising American nationalism poses a threat both to Germany's economy and the European Union. more... Comment ]


Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

Mr. Me: No One Loves the 45th President Like Donald Trump

January 18, 2017, 03:27 PM

The hope that Donald Trump might become more presidential as his inauguration approached has proven misguided. The 45th president of the United States has shown that his own public image is his first priority. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Thomas Hüetlin, Nils Minkmar and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

Now Hiring: Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

January 18, 2017, 01:30 PM

Mass firings after last summer's failed coup attempt have created widespread anxiety inside the Turkish military. A weakened army and the loss of high-ranking officers is becoming a problem for NATO. By Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]