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Merkel's battles in her final years have implications far beyond Germany

The German Chancellor and French President Emmanuel Macron are the strongest defenders of the liberal international order against an apparently rising populist tide.

It remains unclear whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel will serve a full fourth term to 2021.

THURSDAY'S German National Day has special significance, given its coincidence with the upcoming 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yet, this year's event also comes at another key moment in the nation's post-Cold War history with Angela Merkel's long chancellorship now in its...

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