Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

Trump's Jerusalem Folly Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

U.S. Economy Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers. An Analysis by Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Alleged INF Treaty Violation U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Donald Trump and Jerusalem 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

Liberated Raqqa The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life. more... Comment ]

The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince

The New Saudi Arabia Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has embarked on a path to reform his country. But to achieve his goals, he is quashing all forms of critique. That is the wrong way to go. An Essay by Jamal Khashoggi more... Comment ]


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

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

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 ]

The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

The Undrained Swamp Trump's Washington, One Year On

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

100 Years Since the October Revolution Russia's Unloved Anniversary

It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care. By Christian Esch more... Video | Comment ]