Time for Germany to Learn to Lead


Washington’s move to abandon its global leadership role marks the end of Germany’s foreign policy innocence

Berlin will soon be faced with difficult choices that could dent its moral standing

It is often a single sentence that goes down in history, one that epitomizes an idea, a movement, an era or a personality.

Two sentences from Angela Merkel come to mind.

Trump Merkel 1a LLLLOne, focused on domestic politics, was an entreaty: “We can do it.”

It was a pledge and a plea to all Germans in the face of the huge influx of Syrian refugees who entered Germany in 2015.

The other, focused…

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