In an age of fuming strongmen, Merkel’s low-key tenacity will be missed
By Les WhittingtonNov. 7, 2018
After many years in which Germany, and Chancellor Angela Merkel, were the most important advocates of deeper EU unity, there are now pressing questions about Europe's future with her imminent departure from politics.
Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stood for decency, moderation, and the best outcomes for all on issues that have challenged leaders’ economic, social, and diplomatic skills, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—She has known them all—all the world’s most powerful political leaders, all men, of recent years: George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Donald Trump.
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