Will Trump victory make Angela Merkel leader of the free world?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Shutterstock)

By Johanna Schuster-Craig, Assistant Professor of German and Global Studies, Michigan State University. After the election of Donald Trump, commentators have argued that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may become the leader of the free world, a role typically played by the president of the United States. After 11 years as chancellor and as the leader of…