(From the August 11, 2014 Issue) — There is ONE — and only one — world leader who has it most in her power to end the diplomatic, economic and, perhaps, looming military standoff over Ukraine. And that is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Already, this renewed cold war of sorts has affected economies (chiefly, Europe’s) markets, and LIVES. In this commentary — which in part laid the groundwork for the first in a series of portfolio changes he has JUST announced — Chris discusses both historical parallels and present realities. And as the title implies, he hopes that Chancellor Merkel will do the right thing for Europe and Eurasia, whether President Obama and the Chicken Hawks advising him like it or not!