Bosnian War

For Young Bosnians, ‘Postnormal Times’ Have Become the Norm

Pundits are quick to call the current situation the worst political crisis since the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995, which ended Bosnia's 1992-5 war. 

But on countless occasions over the past decade-and-a-half, analysts have voiced similar views. Bosnians have grown used to being told that they live in a crisis. 

Bosnian Serb Reserve Policeman’s Wartime Rape Trial Starts in Belgrade

The Belgrade Higher Court has opened the trial of Lazar Mutlak, a Bosnian Serb wartime reserve policeman and member of Srpsko Gorazde Territorial Defence, for raping a Bosniak women on May 25, 1992.

According to the indictment, Mutlak entered the house of another civilian in the village of Lozje, in Gorazde municipality, where among others was a women of Bosniak nationality.

How Bosnia’s Politicians Forgot the Sacrifice of State Department Friends

That year, President George W. Bush was running for re-election and opposed military intervention in Bosnia. His top foreign policy officials, including Secretary of State James Baker and National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, were traditional "realists", concerned with America's national interests and opposed to interventions where those interests were not at stake.

Bosnia’s International Envoy Gives ‘Last Warning’ to Federation Politicians

High Representative Christian Schmidt, who is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the peace deal that ended the Bosnian war, warned on Friday that he could intervene using his sweeping powers if politicians in the Federation entity do not find a way to implement election results and form a government in the entity.

War Criminal Testifies for Bosnian Serb General at Srebrenica Trial

Vinko Pandurevic, wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army's Zvornik Brigade, told Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that Milenko Zivanovic, who commanded the Bosnian Serb Army's Drina Corps, did not run the Krivaja 95 operation in July 1995 which ended in the massacres of thousands of Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

Bosnia Seeks Wartime Army Commander’s Extradition from Turkey

The Bosnian state court told BIRN that it has written to the Turkish authorities seeking the extradition of Sakib Mahmuljin, who was jailed for eight years for failing to stop Middle Eastern volunteer fighters mistreating and murdering captured Serb soldiers, medical staff and civilians, but failed to appear to start serving his sentence.