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bosnian-croat-officials-brought-together-by-war-11-27-2017
27 Nov 17

Bosnian Croat Officials Brought Together by War

An economics professor, a karate expert, a TV producer - six ex-officials of the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet Herzeg-Bosnia, now awaiting their final verdicts in The Hague, were brought together by the 1990s conflict.

trial-shows-croatian-money-fuelled-bosnian-croats-war-11-24-2017
24 Nov 17

Trial Shows Croatian Money Fuelled Bosnian Croats’ War

The Hague Tribunal delivers its verdict on six Bosnian Croat ex-officials next week - but the trial has already revealed how Croatia funded the self-proclaimed Herzeg-Bosnia statelet’s forces while they fought the Bosnian Army.

after-mladic-s-conviction-can-serbia-face-its-past--11-22-2017
23 Nov 17

After Mladic’s Conviction, Can Serbia Face Its Past?

The conviction of Ratko Mladic was overdue justice, but the full reckoning with the Serbian political project that he took to its genocidal extreme is still nowhere to be found.

how-balkan-elites-govern-by-manufacturing-scandals-11-20-2017
23 Nov 17

How Balkan Elites Govern by Manufacturing Scandals

The frenzy in Serbia over Bakir Izetbegovic’s interview is a classic example of the way Balkan governments use “friendly” media to distract the public from corruption scandals.

bosnia-marks-dayton-anniversary-amid-growing-crisis-11-21-2017
21 Nov 17

Bosnia Marks Dayton Anniversary Amid Growing Crisis

Twenty-two years after the Dayton peace deal, the exodus of thousands of families from Bosnia and Herzegovina is a sign of the uncertain future facing a country tormented by local divisions and international failures.

ratko-mladic-genocidal-killer-or-innocent-protector--11-20-2017
21 Nov 17

Ratko Mladic: Genocidal Criminal or Innocent Protector?

During a four-year trial, the Hague Tribunal has heard powerful and strongly-contested arguments about whether Ratko Mladic is guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity or whether he simply defended Bosnia’s Serbs.

religious-and-ethnic-hate-crimes-still-rattle-bosnia-11-19-2017
20 Nov 17

Religious and Ethnic Hate Crimes Still Rattle Bosnia

Twenty-one years after its bloody war ended, hate crimes linked to religious or ethnic tension are still unsettling the country.

serbia-fostered-culture-of-denial-by-hiding-mladic-11-16-2017
18 Nov 17

Serbia ‘Fostered Culture of Denial’ by Hiding Mladic

Author and journalist Julian Borger argues that because Serbia was not penalised for shielding Ratko Mladic while he was on the run, it helped foster a culture of denial of war crimes and genocide.

ratko-mladic-s-fugitive-years-cloaked-in-secrets-and-lies-11-15-2017
16 Nov 17

Ratko Mladic’s Fugitive Years Cloaked in Secrets and Lies

During 16 years on the run, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was aided by Serbian officers, his Bosnian comrades and his family - but Serbia seems determined to keep the facts secret.

sportsman-s-murder-highlights-mladic-s-1992-genocide-charge-11-15-2017
15 Nov 17

Bodybuilder’s Murder Highlights Mladic’s 1992 Genocide Charge

Yugoslav bodybuilding star Fikret Hodzic was a victim of the 1992 campaign of military persecution for which former Bosnian Serb Army chief Ratko Mladic faces judgment next week - but can prosecutors prove it was genocide?

serbia-s-border-demands-add-to-bosnia-s-headaches-11-14-2017
15 Nov 17

Serbia’s Border Demands Add to Bosnia’s Headaches

Serbian and Bosnian Serb leaders say the border issues between the two states will be solved by the end of the year, but some experts say it won’t be nearly so simple.

in-ratko-mladic-s-village-he-s-an-innocent-man-11-14-2017
15 Nov 17

In Ratko Mladic’s Village, He’s an Innocent Man

The former Bosnian Serb commander’s relatives still live in the rural village where he was born and where a street is named after him - and they insist that he was not a murderer.

ratko-mladic-europe-s-most-wanted-faces-judgment-11-13-2017
14 Nov 17

Ratko Mladic: Europe’s Most Wanted Faces Judgment

He was a devoted Yugoslav soldier, then a war crimes suspect on the run - now former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict for the worst atrocities in Europe since WWII.

balkan-muslims-stage-counteroffensive-against-radicals-10-31-2017
06 Nov 17

Balkan Muslims Stage Counteroffensive Against Radicals

Balkan youth have been an easy target for extremists seeking to radicalise them and convince them to fight abroad, but now parents, activists and official Islamic organisations are striking back.

bosnian-capital-s-spirits-soar-as-cable-car-returns-11-05-2017
06 Nov 17

Bosnian Capital’s Spirits Soar as Cable Car Returns

Wartime hatred destroyed the city’s much-loved cable car – but one man’s love for Sarajevo has helped restore this iconic feature.