"Is it possible that a union, that is not past the point of no return, could start unraveling?"
– Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University
The financial crisis in Europe has raised a question that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. The modern EU evolved from a union born in 1951 to ensure that Europe would never again experience the horrors of war. And in that regard, the European Union has been an unmitigated success.