Germany, along with the rest of the world, seems surprised by the principled stance Angela Merkel has taken in the refugee crisis. Looking over her record, however, the German Chancellor has never shied from putting her values on the line.
The refugee crisis in Europe is a modern tragedy playing out in three acts: the problem has been introduced, and now the main characters are locked in confrontation. But the conclusion remains uncertain.
Iran has the potential to be everything the hype insists it is – the last frontier market to fall to global capitalism. European firms are well-positioned to benefit. But realities on the ground are still dire.
Many Germans still believe the chancellor was right when she opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees. But doubts are growing, and her party, too, is becoming nervous. Could her job be at stake?
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+++ Andreas Rinke explains the Merkel Mystique; Clare Richardson goes on the data trail; Sumi Somaskanda assesses the impact of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) entering the Bundestag; Matthias Geis looks beyond Angela Merkel and sizes up her heirs (“Close-Up”); Marcel Fratzscher points his finger at where Germany is lacking economically; Tyson Barker, Claire Demesmay, Quentin Peel, Jana Puglierin, Jan Techau, and Nikolaus von Twickel are sending memos to the next chancellor; and much more +++
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