Settle for a stalemate

Does anybody think that Angela Merkel is wrong about this?

G20 Australia Photo: Steve Christo
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Brisbane, Australia.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/11/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02/11/2015 1:51 am EST

Angela Merkel grew up under Communist rule in the old East Germany. She speaks fluent Russian. She has been the chancellor of Germany for the past 10 years. And for all that time she has been negotiating with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on wide variety of subjects—including, for the past year, Ukraine. They may not like each other much, but they certainly know each other.

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