Corruption, Clientelism and Murder: Malta Emerges as the EU's Next Problem Child

Corruption, Clientelism and Murder Malta Emerges as the EU's Next Problem Child

Two years after the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta's vast cesspool of corruption has become impossible to ignore. The EU's smallest member state is on the brink of failure. By Frank Hornig and Juan Moreno more...

A Political Shift in Northern England: Ground Zero of the Brexit Class War

A Political Shift in Northern England Ground Zero of the Brexit Class War

Northern England will decide the most important election in the United Kingdom's recent history. It was once a Labour Party heartland, but Brexit has changed everything. A visit to the battlefield. By Jörg Schindler more...


Losing Afghanistan: Why a Deal with the Taliban May Be Inevitable

Losing Afghanistan Why a Deal with the Taliban May Be Inevitable

In areas of Afghanistan where German troops once built schools, the Taliban is now capturing one district after the other. With no end to the war in sight, voices calling for a deal with the Taliban are growing. By Christoph Reuter more...

Interview with University Founder Patrick Awuah: Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow's Africa

Interview with University Founder Patrick Awuah Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow's Africa

Education is the key to Africa's future, says Patrick Awuah, Jr. In an effort to unlock that future, he founded Ashesi University in 2002. "We don't preach to people," he says, "we engage them in conversation." Interview Conducted By Anne Backhaus in Accra more...


Persecution of the Uighurs: The West Must Respond to Chinese Oppression

Persecution of the Uighurs The West Must Respond to Chinese Oppression

There are many disturbing aspects to modern-day China, but its treatment of the Uighurs is the most despicable. The West must come up with a response to the inhuman persecution. A Commentary By Bernhard Zand more...

AfD Campaign Finance Trouble: A Right-Wing Populist Slush Fund Exposed

AfD Campaign Finance Trouble A Right-Wing Populist Slush Fund Exposed

The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany is already embroiled in a campaign donation scandal. But documents obtained by DER SPIEGEL show that more trouble could be on the horizon due to a murky slush fund used in the party's early days. By Sven Becker, Ann-Katrin Müller and Sven Röbel more... Comment ]


Dresden Royal Jewel Theft Experts Fear Thieves Will Recut and Sell Diamond Treasures

The recent theft of priceless jewels from an important collection in Dresden has cast light on the problem facing many museums today: security. Did the Grüne Gewölbe make the thieves' job too easy? And what is likely to happen to the looted treasures? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

NATO Turns 70: Political Disputes Overshadow Alliance Anniversary

NATO Turns 70 Political Disputes Overshadow Alliance Anniversary

In recent years, NATO has been militarily successful, but it has also been a political problem child. Indeed, Emmanuel Macron has disparaged it as "brain dead" and Donald Trump once called it "obsolete." The alliance is clearly at a crossroads. By Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more...


China's Oppression of the Uighurs: 'The Equivalent of Cultural Genocide'

China's Oppression of the Uighurs 'The Equivalent of Cultural Genocide'

German anthropologist Adrian Zenz was instrumental in uncovering the extent of China's oppression of its Muslim Uighur minority. In an interview, he criticizes Western inaction and warns that China has already begun exporting its tools of oppression. Interview Conducted by Bernhard Zand more...

Drug Taxis and Impotent Police: The Avalanche of Cocaine Hitting Europe

Drug Taxis and Impotent Police The Avalanche of Cocaine Hitting Europe

Drug syndicates are flooding Europe with very pure cocaine. Consumers need only send an encrypted text and a dealer will show up at their doorstep. And the authorities are all but powerless to stop them. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]