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EU Dream Unravels as Putin Jets Defy End of Berlin Wall

Europe’s post-Cold War order is fraying and there’s no consensus over how to stitch it back together.

Some blame the European debt crisis for exposing the folly of the drive for economic unification. Some point to Vladimir Putin for redrawing the map by force and sending his warplanes to buzz NATO borders. For others, the vision of a peaceful, post-national Europe died off with the World War II generation.