Merkel now has a stronger democratic mandate to play hard ball. The North Rhine-Westphalia results are telling her to stay on the ‘austerity’ path, challenge the European Central Bank and assert control over the recalcitrant hinterlands of Europe.
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The key to understanding why Russia won this round of geopolitical maneuvering so completely is Turkey, which has been the wild card in this conflict ever since Russia’s military intervention began in October 2015.