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Single Power

As the world's largest economy and strongest military, the United States emerged as the single superpower following the Cold War and launched the global War on Terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Wielding more than just hard power, the US is also a leading entertainment exporter.

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 11, 2019

Ben Rhodes was a key adviser in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. With his memoir now being published in German, DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about the Donald Trump presidency, America's diminished role in the world and Obama's Middle East policy. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Arms Race: Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

Arms Race: Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2019

U.S. President Trump has accused Russia of violating the INF arms control treaty and has suspended the pact, firing the starting gun on a new high-tech arms race. NATO is caught in the middle of what's been described in Berlin as the "Trump-Putin problem." By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Endless War: A Visit with the Taliban in Afghanistan

Endless War: A Visit with the Taliban in Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2019

More than 17 years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the country is still at war. The Afghan army is weak, a resurgent Taliban is mounting fresh attacks and new peace negotiations do not include Kabul. Peace remains a distant goal. By Fritz Schaap and Sergio Ramazzotti (Photos) more... Comment ]

Isolated in Berlin: Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany

Isolated in Berlin: Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2019

Since arriving in Berlin as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has flouted diplomatic conventions and attempted to interfere in domestic politics. He has since become politically isolated in the German capital. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


German Foreign Minister Maas: 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

German Foreign Minister Maas: 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2019

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas laments America's rejection of multilateralism and says that Donald Trump does not view the U.S. as the leading power among liberal democracies. He's hoping to save the INF. Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back his country out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty has European leaders worried about a return of the Cold War. But the decision may have less to do with Russia and more to do with China. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2018

It used to be that Europeans would head to the New World on the search for a new start. Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, though, has made the journey in reverse. Contrary to his grand plans, however, he's not making much progress. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Retaliation for Potential Syrian Chemical Attack: Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role

Retaliation for Potential Syrian Chemical Attack: Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2018

Under pressure from the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister have signaled an increased willingness to take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in case of a chemical weapons attack. But their options are limited by domestic reality. By Matthias Gebauer and Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2018

When Europeans land on the U.S. No-Fly List, they have almost no chance to challenge it, as a German couple from Stuttgart recently found out the hard way. Their case casts light on an Orwellian lack of transparency in the war on terror. By Katrin Elger, Dietmar Hipp and Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]

Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2018

A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother's arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed. By Marian Blasberg, Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]