Enshrined Impotence: Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

Enshrined Impotence: Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 10, 2019

Germany is once again part of the UN Security Council for a two-year stint. But the council's inability to put a stop to the violence in Syria and Yemen in recent years shows the need for reform is more urgent than ever. Can Berlin make a difference? By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]

War and Pestilence: The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

War and Pestilence: The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2018

There are hopes that a cease-fire could end the fighting in Yemen's civil war. But a visit to the front near Hodeida shows that even if the violence stops, it will be difficult to keep the country together. By Christoph Reuter and Daniel Etter (Photos) more... Comment ]


Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2018

War-torn Yemen is experiencing the disastrous collapse of its currency. Food, fuel, medication and clean water is becoming astronomically expensive. The result is a looming famine that could become one of the biggest ever. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Forgotten War: A Visit to the Killing Fields of Yemen

The Forgotten War: A Visit to the Killing Fields of Yemen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2018

The forgotten war in Yemen has entered its fourth year and peace is nowhere in sight. With the healthcare system in shambles and bombs falling every day, it is the civilian population that suffers the most. A visit to North Yemen. By Fiona Ehlers  in Saada, Yemen more... Comment ]


War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2017

The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised between horror and hope. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Yemen Foreign Minister: 'Our Enemies Want to Starve Us'

Yemen Foreign Minister: 'Our Enemies Want to Starve Us'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2017

The ongoing civil war in Yemen has already cost 10,000 lives and there are no indications that peace will take hold any time soon. SPIEGEL spoke with the foreign minister of the self-proclaimed Houthi government about why the violence continues unabated. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2015

A growing number of women in Saudi Arabia are joining the workforce and chipping away at discriminations enshrined in its laws. But they face conservative opposition and -- even now -- a ban on driving. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

During his reign, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has created a new leadership role for Saudi Arabia. But his changes are filled with contradictions -- and may only make the region more unstable. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Interview with Saudi Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud: 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

Interview with Saudi Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud: 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud discusses Saudi Arabia's push for modernity, its role in the Yemeni civil war, anti-Iranian sentiment and the human rights situation in the Gulf's powerful but conservative monarchy. Interview Conducted By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy

Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2015

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues to bombard Yemen in an effort to stop the advance of an Iran-backed Shiite militia there. The conflict is becoming a proxy war for regional supremacy. The risks to the House of Saud are great. By Dieter Bednarz, Christoph Reuter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]