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Berlin's Take on Syria: Not as Clear as Expected

By Elizabeth Pond

Berlin holds up an intriguing mirror to America's Syria policy. Chancellor Angela Merkel, like President Barack Obama, has been snatched from shame by the diplomatic judo of the past two weeks. And divided opinion in Germany spreads across the same wide pro and con spectrum that the chattering classes occupy in the United States.

Berlin Airflop: Why Germany's Jewel Can't Finish Its Own Airport

By Elizabeth Pond

How, you might ask, could the Germans, of all people—the Germans who manufacture the machine tools the world craves because they never break down—have made such a hash of building their showcase Berlin airport?

Switzerland to Germany: "We're not Crooks!"

By Elizabeth Pond

"We are not crooks!" declared my dinner companion after we introduced ourselves at a banquet on a Mediterranean cruise on the storied Sea Cloud a few years back. There was no hint of badinage, only a preemptive defense of his amour-propre. He was a Swiss banker.

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