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Welcome to the Cool War

U.S. and European leaders should consider reviving Cold War mechanisms that kept regional confrontations from escalating.

Moving toward a new standoff.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

No less an authority than Mikhail Gorbachev is worried that, a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War will return. It is hard to disagree: With confirmation that heavy convoys moving through Eastern Ukraine in recent days crossed from Russia, the fighting there looks set to restart in earnest.

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