Will Bosnia and Herzegovina Ever Rise Above Its Ethnic Divisions?

Mar 22, 2019

A key flaw of the Dayton Accords and the subsequent political framework established in Bosnia and Herzegovina is that it overlooked the power of identity politics. Once a year, the Day of Republika Srpska attracts international media attention, and abundant discussions over the future of Bosnia...

Nationalism in the Balkans Predates Brexit and Trump

Jan 30, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to political scientist Jasmin Mujanovic. The Balkan region is a volatile area of southeastern Europe. It has been through many ups and downs since the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1992. Conflicts over borders and unsettled political...

Ratko Mladic is Convicted of War Crimes

Nov 25, 2017

Ratko Mladić has been convicted, but justice hasn’t entirely been served in The Hague. The conviction of Ratko Mladić in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War hardly came as a big surprise. The evidence was strong and stacked up...

Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Twenty Years Later

May 02, 2012

By Violeta Krasnic Twenty years after the end of the Bosnia-Herzegovina war, the overwhelmingly majority of women war crime survivors are yet to receive justice. Twenty years ago in April, war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the main act in the dissolution of Yugoslavia. In Sarajevo,...

Trauma Work for Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Apr 26, 2012

A trauma therapist describes the necessity of healing the war-affected youth of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This year is the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Bosnia-Herzegovina War (1992-1995). Although this seems to have been a long time ago and though most of the visible traces of the war...