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It Ain’t Over


The operatic spectacle presently being performed in Berlin shows no signs of ending any time soon. Angela Merkel has made it clear that she is not pulling the curtain on her policies addressing the refugee crisis.


© Artwork: Dominik Herrmann

There’s a new opera playing in Berlin. It stars Angela Merkel, Germany’s Wagnerian chancellor, and has already outrun and outsung his epic Ring cycle. Entitled Kanzlerinnendämmerung (“Twilight of the Chancellor”) it shares many of the same themes as Wagner’s epics – idealism, ambition, hubris, and tragedy. Starring in this drama of wanderings on a biblical scale is the stoic German leader, determined to keep the EU ship off the rocks and her feet firmly on deck. …

Read more in the Berlin Policy Journal App – March/April 2016 issue.