Turkey has a new sultan who can and will do whatever he seemingly wants.
Germany and California are holding hands on the path to perdition, with no course correction in sight.
There is overwhelming evidence that Merkel's policies have been neither very successful nor marked with a great deal of "democracy, freedom, respect for the rule of law, and human dignity."
The media are babbling about a host of inconsequential things surrounding the purge of Saudi Arabia's princelings. Few have put their finger on the actual events and how they may reshape the Mideast.
Erdogan's plans go far beyond Turkey — or even the Middle East.
The German chancellor won re-election again. But at what cost?
With the election of President Trump, Germany has turned toward an Ostpolitik-like orientation. It didn't work out so well last time.