Europe Missed Its Chance 25 Years Ago

When the Berlin Wall fell, events were developing too fast for Western leaders to think clearly, so they missed a chance to create a truly secure European architecture.
Unity Day looks pretty fun, though.

As Germany celebrates its national unity day today -- on a rather random date set by politicians in the 1990 unification treaty -- my thoughts go back to the actual unification, on Nov. 9, 1989.

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