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Belgian Security Measures Foreshadow New Normal for Europe

By an illuminated Christmas tree in a normally tourist-clogged Grand Place, a couple embrace. They are the only ones out this evening in one of Europe’s historic squares. Aside from soldiers huddled inside their armored vehicle this cold November night, no one else is around. Two streets away in the Belgian capital, a couple of camouflaged and flak-jacketed soldiers accompanied by a policeman walk past a restaurant, one of the few open near Grand Place, where some Japanese tourists are...

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