Search: Bosnia and Herzegovina (12 materials)


We Do Not Want Western Balkans to Become an Arena of Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Confrontation

... Attempts to promote the idea of a “Greater Albania” can overthrow post-conflict normalization in the territory of former Yugoslavia. Intra-Bosnian process require close attention and global consensus. The initiative of the former High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko, introduced without prior consultations, to pass a law on criminalizing “genocide denial” has caused significant damage to interethnic dialogue. It provoked an unprecedented crisis in internal Bosnian political ...


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

To Complement the Discussion on the Institution of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina The beginning of 2021 is marked by the growing debate around the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter referred to as the High Representative or the OHR). A rather frank exchange of views between ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... opened a number of enterprises in Serbia. The expansion of the Free Trade Agreement between Turkey and Serbia has helped lay solid foundations for increasing trade turnover. Similarly, Ankara is working with its traditional protégés in the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) and Albania, and in-depth interaction has also been established with Macedonia. These developments allow Turkey to exert its political influence: the Balkan states willingly extradite the fugitive followers of Muhammed Fethullah ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Republic of Serbia, the Republika Srpska with access to the sea in the Herceg Novi region (Montenegro) and the Serbian communities in the north of Kosovo, including North Mitrovica; — “Great” Croatia : Republic of Croatia, the third “entitet” in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Herceg Bosna (Herzeg-Bosnia)); — Montenegro would receive a part of the Serbian Sandzak; — Bosnia and Herzegovina within the borders of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the possible option of creating a confederation ...


The Anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence: Results and Prospects

It Will Take Kosovo a Long Time to Prove that its Statehood is Tenable This year marks a decade since Kosovo proclaimed its independence, and that independence has by now become a hard fact. The country has been recognized by 106 UN members (according to Serbian data, or by 114 countries according to Kosovo itself), including 23 EU members (with the exception of Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Slovakia and Romania) and all its regional neighbours (with the exception of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina; the...


Bosnia and Kosovo: the Balkan forges of the European Jihad

... CIA estimation. Although the sources don’t share the same measurement, they both show one fact: even if the flow of jihadists is not very high in absolute numbers among the European countries, the relative share is dramatically high. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a critical element in the rising of radical Islam in the western Balkans. After the Yugoslavian Federation broke up during the civil war, the parts involved in the Bosnian conflict (Croats, Serbians and Muslims) were silently ...


The Radovan Karadžić Verdict: A New Leaf

On March 24, 2016, another leaf was formally turned in the story that unfolded in the Balkans in the 1990s: a sentence was passed on Radovan Karadžić, leader of Bosnian Serbs during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia rendered its decision, which had been in the works for eight years, ever since Karadžić was arrested in 2008. The man who had served as President of the Republika ...


The Truth about Srebrenica: From Debate to Geopolitics

... seeking to have the July 1995 killing of Muslim population by the Serb army commanded by Ratko Mladic qualified as genocide. Russia vetoed the resolution, a move welcomed in Serbia and the Republic Srpska and the utterly opposite response in the West, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resultant heated wrangling seems a manifestation of Russia-West geopolitical confrontation in the Balkans – this time in the form of a debate aimed to win the hearts and minds of the region’s population. What are ...


Bosnia-Herzegovina Twenty Years After the War: Scars Still Sore

... Bosniaks, of fighting age perished in Srebrenica forests as Bosnian Serbs murdered them just over a few days after the town’s fall. This mass killing became the most murderous single incident in Europe since the Second World War. Although modern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is unlikely to slip into another ethnic conflict, the degree of distrust and mutual intolerance among its three main subgroups (Bosnian Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats), which are the three “constituency” people, remains ...


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