A German Prisoner's Account: Forced Labor and Torture in a Chinese Jail

A German Prisoner's Account Forced Labor and Torture in a Chinese Jail

Robert Rother spent almost eight years in a Chinese prison after being convicted of financial fraud. Now that he's out, he told DER SPIEGEL about the forced labor and torture he witnessed while behind bars. By Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

Ivan Rogers on Brexit "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

As the UK ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers had a front-row seat as Brexit negotiations got underway. In an interview, he speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the mistakes made in London and the huge challenges that remain. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

Football Leaks Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

Football Leaks documents outline how Manchester City's owners may have used a surreptitious company in the Cayman Islands to conceal a player investment fund. The team has been accused of violating UEFA spending rules. By Rafael Buschmann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

A potential conflict of interest is hampering proceedings by European prosecutors who are looking into the Football Leaks data trove. Revelations about a Portuguese official raise questions about whether the whistleblower in the case can expect a fair trial in Portugal. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Michael Wulzinger more...


Weakened NATO: Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump

Weakened NATO Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump

The trans-Atlantic alliance has been significantly weakened, forcing Europe to build up its own security structures without inflicting even more damage on NATO. Is such a thing even possible? By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Arrests in Germany: Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

Arrests in Germany Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

In a first, German authorities have arrested two men accused of being part of the Syrian regime's torture apparatus. Thousands of Syrian residents, and even German citizens, have been caught in Assad's jails, which have been the sites of widespread human rights abuses. By Jörg Diehl, Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Reuter, Vanessa Schlesier, Fidelius Schmid and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion: The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

Members of the Trump administration have been providing support to a political sect that aims to topple the Iranian regime in Tehran. Around 2,000 of its members live in a camp in Albania. Former members say it subjected followers to torture and psychological terror. By Luisa Hommerich more... Comment ]

Four Billion More: What to Do About Massive Population Growth

Four Billion More What to Do About Massive Population Growth

The populations in the poorest countries on earth are doubling every few decades. That necessarily leads to conflict over scarce resources such as land, food and work -- and to more migration to Europe. But there are solutions. By Fiona Ehlers, Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger and Samiha Shafy more...


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

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

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 ]