A New Agenda for Bosnia and Herzegovina

A New Agenda for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, August 13, 2009

By: Jim O’Brien

As concerns grow about Bosnia's post-war recovery, USIP presents its fourth report on recent developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and various options the U.S. government, Europe and Bosnia could pursue to prevent a return to violence there. In his paper, author Jim O'Brien, who served as the presidential envoy for the Balkans in the 1990s, cautions against taking a big initiative in Bosnia to head off a future crisis, but rather advocates taking on many, smaller battles that will ultimately...

Type: Peace Brief

Economics & Environment

Macedonia: Understanding History, Preventing Future Conflict

Macedonia: Understanding History, Preventing Future Conflict

Friday, February 13, 2004

By: Violeta Petroska-Beska; Mirjana Najcevska

Ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia have distinctly different but equally ethnocentric views of the causes and course of the armed conflict in 2001. These attitudes, which are largely emotionally driven and fueled by prejudice, are likely to stifle efforts to overcome existing animosities and may well sow the seeds of future conflicts.

Type: Special Report

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

By: Henryk J. Sokalski

"The science of medicine was the first to discover that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,'" Henryk Sokalski reminds us as he begins this study of a unique United Nations mission. "In the political realm, however, its full potential has yet to be realized." An Ounce of Prevention—and the UNPREDEP mission itself—begins in early 1995 with a telephone call to Sokalski at his Warsaw home from UN Secretary General Boutros-Ghali, and it ends several years later in a disappointing Sec...

Type: Book

Putting Peace into Practice: Can Macedonia's New Government Meet the Challenge?

Putting Peace into Practice: Can Macedonia's New Government Meet the Challenge?

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

By: Brenda Pearson

Summary Macedonia's September 15 parliamentary elections were the first since the country narrowly avoided an all-out civil war with the brokering of the Ohrid Framework Agreement by the United States and the European Union (EU) in August 2001. Macedonia's future as a unitary state largely depends upon the successful implementation of the Framework Agreement. The underlying problems that sparked the seven-month conflict between ethnic Albanian insurgents and Macedonian security forces...

Type: Special Report

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Intervention in the Balkans and Beyond

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Intervention in the Balkans and Beyond

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

By: Daniel P. Serwer

Ten years of intervention in the Balkans—beginning with European monitors in 1991, extending through the ill-fated humanitarian efforts of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia (1992–95), to the current multi-purpose interventions in Bosnia (1995), Kosovo (1999), and Macedonia (2001)—have provided the most extensive post–Cold War experience in international community efforts to stabilize a conflict zone. Where do the Balkans stand now? What more needs to be done there? What has been learned? What...

Type: Special Report

Peace Agreements: Macedonia

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Framework Agreement (08-13-2001) Posted by USIP Library on: August 14, 2001 Source Name: President of the Republic of Macedonia web site: Press Releases from the Presidential Cabinet Source URL: www.president.gov.mk/eng/info/soopstenija.asp?id=90 Date Downloaded: August 14, 2001

Type: Report