After 18 years as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Chancellor Angela Merkel will step down as the leader of her party and she will be replaced with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK).
AKK is widely known in Germany as mini Merkel or Merkel 2.0. But how true is this? and what does it mean for Syria?
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.