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BOSNIA: THE NEGLECTED CHALLENGE     Print Email

Bosnia, which held elections late last year, is a piece of unfinished business for the international community in the Balkans. Four experts assess the situation and offer contrasting roadmaps for going forward. Read their views in the four articles below.

 

The U.S. and the EU have devoted considerable efforts, funds and political capital toward fostering reforms and creating momentum toward creating a unitary state in Bosnia -- one that both the EU and NATO want as a member. But today the country seems caught in a downward spiral of sectarian politics, corruption and organized crime. U.S. and European officials have gone silent in recent months on what seems an embarrassing (and potentially destabilizing) stalemate for the region and the international community.