- Nina Schick: US is now Germany's most important trade partner and key military ally
- Angela Merkel's challenge is to juggle these needs in a way acceptable to public, she says
Nina Schick is a European political analyst and consultant based in Berlin. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)Were Hillary Clinton being inaugurated into the world's most powerful office Friday, there would be no question about Germany remaining the linchpin of trans-Atlantic relations.