Also by Anes Alic
August 22, 2011
Bosnia: How To Wriggle Out Of The Palestinian Statehood Vote
In the space of just one week, both Israeli and Palestinian officials have descended on Bosnia -Herzegovina in an attempt to influence officials in Sarajevo ahead of a September vote on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations. Both are counting on Bosnia's vote, and both have an equally strong chance of getting it.
May 01, 2011
In Croatia, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Croatia has long had difficulty accepting the wartime atrocities committed by its forces during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. But the recent reaction of the Croatian public to sentences handed down to two retired Croatian generals was out of all proportion.
June 02, 2010
Vying For Influence In The Balkans
Turkey's and Russia's diplomatic and financial deployment in the Balkans have provoked a prompt response from the EU, which hopes to remain the main authority in the region. And Brussels indeed has a lot of catching up to do, largely because over the past four years it has lost much of its credibility.
July 20, 2009
Bosnians Got What They Voted For
It is fair to argue that the Bosnian leadership has not earned EU visa liberalization. It is also fair to say that the Bosnian public deserves what it gets from this unstable democracy, insistent on keeping the status quo and voting into office the same nationalist culprits time and again.