Interview with Novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan: Saudi Arabia 'Might Become a Totally Different Country'

Interview with Novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan Saudi Arabia 'Might Become a Totally Different Country'

Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the winner of the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, tells DER SPIEGEL about his new novel about Sufi saint Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi and whether his homeland is heading for a more liberal future. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions' Ocampo's Offshore Companies

Former International Criminal Court chief Luis Moreno Ocampo owned offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens. What was their purpose? By Sven Becker more... Comment ]


The Ocampo Affair: A Former ICC Chief's Dubious Links

The Ocampo Affair A Former ICC Chief's Dubious Links

Luis Moreno Ocampo hunted the world's worst war criminals and brought them to trial at the International Criminal Court. But internal documents show that he allowed himself to be exploited by a Libyan to protect him from investigation and that he took money from the billionaire. By Sven Becker, Marian Blasberg and Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]

A Nation in Denial: When Is the Right Time to Discuss Gun Control?

A Nation in Denial When Is the Right Time to Discuss Gun Control?

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump once again echoed an NRA talking point, saying that now wasn't the appropriate time to discuss gun control. If America doesn't face up to some inconvenient truths, that time will never come. A Commentary by Marc Pitzke in New York more... Comment ]


Wives of IS Fighters: A German Love Story Goes Awry in the 'Caliphate'

Wives of IS Fighters A German Love Story Goes Awry in the 'Caliphate'

A student from Germany followed her husband to Syria to join Islamic State. Now the 29 year old is stuck in an Iraqi army camp for prisoners of war with her three children as she awaits her fate: either a return to Germany or draconian punishment. By Katrin Kuntz (Text) and Marcel Mettelsiefen (Photos)  more... Comment ]

Islamic State on the Ropes: Two Paths Cross in the Ruins of Raqqa

Islamic State on the Ropes Two Paths Cross in the Ruins of Raqqa

When Islamic State conquered Raqqa in 2014, Fadi al-Hadi fled to Germany while Nadja Ramadan abandoned her life near Frankfurt to marry an Islamist in the IS stronghold. Now that the city is about to get liberated, the two are trying to retrace their steps. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


A Shrinking Giant: EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

A Shrinking Giant EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

Under Donald Trump's leadership, the U.S. is in the process of forfeiting its position of economic supremacy. An internal EU document shows that the Europeans are worried. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal: 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi says his country wants to continue adhering to its nuclear treaty, even if the United States withdraws. In an interview, he warns that if the accord falls through, it could lead to a nuclear arms race. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


Law and Order under Donald Trump: The Golden Age of Private Prisons

Law and Order under Donald Trump The Golden Age of Private Prisons

The Obama administration moved to phase out private prisons in the United States, but Donald Trump has now reversed those policies. A boom in the industry is expected and investors are thrilled. By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]