Article by the High Representative, Carl Bildt:”The Important Lessons of Bosnia”
The vision of Dayton - that of a common, multiethnic state - can be realised. But that will require both the will of the Bosnian people themselves, and a seriously renewed commitment from us in the international community. The difficulties we are facing now are primarily the responsibility of the political leaders on all sides in Bosnia.
Article by the High Representative, Carl Bildt:”Help the Bosnia Parties to Make Dayton Work”
There is scarcely such a thing any more as a truly effective national foreign policy. Anyone glancing at television news or newspaper headlines over the past few weeks will appreciate just how difficult the process of building peace in Bosnia is. After 42 months of the most bitter and brutal war that Europe has witnessed since 1945, it could hardly [...]
Article by the High Representative, Carl Bildt:”Keeping Bosnia in One Peace. The Military Mission is going Well; It’s the Civilian Reforms That Need Help”
When I saw Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Europe last week, he and I discussed with the leaders from the region whether the political side of the Bosnia peace process was just frozen, or whether it had already broken down irretrievably. I am personally sure that the vision of Dayton - that of a common, multiethnic state - can be realised. [...]
Article by the High Representative, Carl Bildt:”I Can’t Bomb The People of Bosnia Into Friendship”
Six weeks into my job as high representative, appointed by the Dayton Peace Accord, I can be under no illusion about the difficulties we face in consolidating the peace in Bosnia. As I write, Bosnian Serb soldiers are being held by the Federation government as alleged war criminals, and the Republika Srpska (the Bosnian Serb republic) has announced [...]