Does Germany’s Chancellor really not understand the cynical ways in which Turkey’s President plays her? Is it naiveté – or appeasement?
Will the German Chancellor rely on a 1965 blues rock hit by The Animals to explain her course reversal on refugees?
Reflections on Merkel’s curious mixture of profound ethics paired with high-handedness and naiveté.
If there is an iron law of European politics, it is for leaders to get out at the top as the ten-year rule completes its cycle.