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21 Mar 17

Fiddling in Sarajevo as Europe Unravels

The pointless summit in Sarajevo showed only that Brussels remains in the grip of a dangerous illusion that the Balkans can remain perpetually unstable but peaceful in Europe’s waiting room. 

reform-logjam-threatens-bosnia-s-hopes-of-imf-cash-03-03-2017
03 Mar 17

Reform Logjam Threatens Bosnia’s Hopes of IMF Cash

Financially drained by feuding politicians who have repeatedly ducked key reforms, Bosnia again faces a possible liquidity crisis if the troubled IMF program is not unblocked.

state-holiday-celebration-exposes-bosnia-s-deep-divide-02-28-2017
01 Mar 17

Independence Day Events Expose Bosnia’s Deep Divide

Official commemorations of the anniversary of the March 1992 referendum that paved the way for Bosnia’s independence from Yugoslavia have triggered a new legal dispute in the deeply divided state.

bosniaks-resists-bosnian-croat-call-for-own-tv-02-27-2017
27 Feb 17

Bosniaks Likely to Resist Bosnian Croat Call For Own TV

Bosnian Croat politicians say Croats are cut out of the current public broadcasting model - but with Bosniaks increasingly alarmed about the country’s survival, their demands may not get far.

bosnian-serb-leaders-mull-retaliation-for-genocide-appeal-02-26-2017
27 Feb 17

Bosnian Serbs Mull Retaliation for Genocide Case Appeal

Politicians in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are debating their response to Sarajevo’s genocide case appeal against Serbia, which threatens to turn into one of the biggest crises since the war.

bosnia-s-two-entities-are-racing-to-the-bottom-02-23-2017
23 Feb 17

Bosnia’s Two Entities Are Racing to the Bottom

With high unemployment rates, little investment, a culture of excessive spending, high debts and blocked IMF program, Bosnia's two entities seem to be engaged in race to complete bankruptcy.

bosnian-croat-serb-alliance-makes-bosniaks-nervous-01-31-2017
31 Jan 17

Bosnian Croat-Serb Alliance Makes Bosniaks Nervous

Growing cooperation between Bosnia’s Croat and Serb leaders is making many Bosniaks anxious – but whether this improbable alliance can survive in the long term is questionable.

bosnia-in-2017-political-feuds-jeopardize-quiet-economic-recovery-01-23-2017
24 Jan 17

Bosnia in 2017: Political Feuds Jeopardize Quiet Economic Recovery

After a bruising 2016, the test for Bosnian leaders in 2017 will be overcoming their differences on reforms, steering the economy towards recovery – while resisting the divisive force of nationalist politics. 

us-retreat-under-trump-spells-disaster-for-bosnia-01-18-2017
19 Jan 17

US Retreat Under Trump Spells Disaster for Bosnia

Bosnia’s descent into a permanent state of instability was a result of the retreat of the United States from the region, which is about to accelerate under Donald Trump.

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19 Jan 17

Which Balkan Minorities Is Less Talking About?

A journalist who covered the conflict in former Yugoslavia takes issue with Timothy Less’ claim that the minorities whose desires need accommodating are those defined by ethnicity and religion.

dodik-s-secession-talk-keeps-bosnia-on-edge-01-17-2017
17 Jan 17

Dodik’s Secession Talk Keeps Bosnia on Edge

The Bosnian Serb leader may be bluffing when he talks about holding a ‘historic’ referendum this year – but either way, he is pushing the country towards ever-greater instability.

multi-ethnic-states-have-failed-in-the-balkans-01-16-2017
16 Jan 17

Multi-ethnic States Have Failed in the Balkans

In response to Jasmin Mujanovic’s comment article, ‘New Partitions are the Last Thing the Balkans Need,’ Timothy Less maintains that the Balkan countries lack even the most basic elements needed to make multi-ethnicity work, so it is time to consider a new territorial settlement.

bosnian-serb-statehood-day-celebration-divides-country-01-06-2017
08 Jan 17

Bosnian Serb ‘Statehood Day’ Celebration Divides Country

Defying Bosnia’s state authorities, the EU and US, the Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska is staging a lavish celebration of its disputed ‘statehood’ holiday, despite a ban by the Constitutional Court.

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19 Dec 16

Foes Circle Around Bosnia’s Main Bosniak Party

Despite the party’s relative success in the October local elections, the leadership of the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, looks increasingly under siege from enemies inside the party and out.

ethnic-battle-turns-toxic-over-southern-bosnian-town-11-29-2016
29 Nov 16

Ethnic Battle Turns Toxic Over Southern Bosnian Town

The bitter struggle between Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats to control the southern town of Stolac holds echoes of the worsening relations between the two communities and their leaders in the country at large.

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