By German standards, Angela Merkel scored a landslide victory in Sunday's election. But remember Midas, the mythical Greek king, who faced starvation because his touch turned everything—food and drink included—into gold. Chancellor Merkel appears to have the same touch.
“Down is up and up is down. I feel like we have passed through the looking glass and are looking back at a backwards world,” a military historian of the modern Middle East wrote in a recent note to me about the hectic diplomacy over Syria and Iran. “Where did all the realists go? It’s as though the Cold War never took place.”
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