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Merkel’s Last Stand

Letter from Berlin *By Paul Hockenos At first glance, Germany’s upcoming national election in late September looks much like those …

Between Berlin and Ankara

With the EU opening a new chapter in Turkey’s accession negotiations last week, three years after the last chapter was …

Mursi’s Tragicomedy

Whoever became Egypt’s first Arab Spring president would have faced almost insurmountable challenges in realizing a stable and successful transition. …

Small Steps Forward

As the jewel in a rather unpleasant dictatorship’s crown, Almaty was perhaps a strange choice of venue for the latest …