It was the invitation heard around the world. And maybe that’s the problem.
Syria’s war isn’t over, but a growing number of German policymakers are trying to revoke asylum and send Syrians back home — against their will, if necessary.
It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government – and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it.
Angela Merkel hasn’t come close to earning her reputation for leadership on climate change.
Both men were insecure and undisciplined — and in charge of governments in thrall to the military.
Europe has managed to slow the flow of migrants, at least for now — but is undermining its most-cherished values in the process.
With the two party system coming apart, the United States ought to take its cues from Europe.
Angela Merkel’s final term was supposed to revive the EU. Now it might condemn the continent to permanent crisis.
Those who were hoping for a new wave of German leadership will be left waiting.
Germany appears to have resisted the siren song of the far right and far left and opted to stick with a known quantity.