Croatia celebrated across continents on July 1 to mark its official entry into the European Union. But it wasn’t surprising that a panel discussion at USIP to discuss the country’s 18-year path from war to European integration ended up focusing mostly on the countries still left on the fringes.
Over the years, the USIP Grant Program has supported a number of noteworthy projects aiming to develop large-scale public archives of primary and secondary information about conflicts in various countries. A particularly impressive documentation effort is being carried out by a nongovernmental organization in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Research and Documentation Center (RDC), whose work has been supported by two USIP grants, one of which commenced in May 2010 and remains ongoing.
Working in partnership with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, USIP offered a two-day seminar as part of ISIM´s training program for managers of humanitarian operations.
Erdut Agreement (11-12-1995) Posted by USIP Library on: February 14, 2000 Source: The United States and Croatia: a documentary history, 1992-1997. (Printing by USIA Regional Program Office, Vienna) [1997?], 270-271.
Recognizing that Bosnia cannot exist as a viable, democratic state unless it is embedded in a region that is itself stable and democratic, the Institute has begun a Bosnia in the Balkans Initiative to explore the prospects for regional political and economic development. The Balkans Working Group on "Croatia After Tudjman" met in order to understand longer term factors that might affect regional stability. The recent meeting on Croatia is one component of this work, which has included separ...
USIP has been engaged in the Balkans since 1996, starting in Bosnia immediately after the signing of the Dayton Accords, and later expanding its activities to Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.