Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2018

Many Germans feel foreign in their own country and are afraid that immigration is changing their homeland rapidly. Every fifth person in Germany comes from an immigration background and that number will continue to climb. What does that mean for the country? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'

Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 14, 2018

Bedtime stories convey a sense of security and closeness. But what tales do people without a home or homeland share with their children? Stories full of hope and warmth. By Alexander Epp, Brindusa Nastasa, Bernhard Riedmann, Annabella Stieren and Yara Said (Illustrations) more... Video ]


Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2018

In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the asylum process. By Katja Thimm more... Comment ]

Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2018

In order to combat the root causes of economic migration, Germany has opened a job center in Ghana that helps people find local employment. But what happens when German bureaucracy comes head to head with the everyday reality in Ghana? By Marian Blasberg in Accra, Ghana more... Comment ]


Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2018

In an interview, new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki discusses his country's reputation problems, EU proceedings against Warsaw, Poland's controversial refugee policy and the heated debate over history. Interview Conducted by Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Refugee Reversal: Merkel's Got Some Explaining To Do

Refugee Reversal: Merkel's Got Some Explaining To Do

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has completely reversed her refugee policies without bothering to tell German voters why she has done so. Such imperiousness is a common problem for those who have been in office for too long. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2018

Seven Muslim refugees from Africa were recently convicted in Italy of throwing Christians from a dinghy on the journey across the Mediterranean. Prosecutors say it was a crime of faith. But was it? By Fiona Ehlers more...

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2017

As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2017

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court. A Guest Editorial by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann 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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2017

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 ]