25 December 2016

The year the world changed By Allan Little BBC News

 2016 presents Germany with a new challenge and a new responsibility: how to lead in Europe without appearing to dominate in Europe.
For the idea of German domination still rouses too many ghosts - not least for the Germans themselves.

2016 has changed the shape of the post-Cold War order of things - economically, politically, geo-strategically.
We know what we are in transition from, but not yet what we are in transition to: