The centrifuge that is Bosnia | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
The unraveling of Bosnian democracy...


'The 1995 Dayton accords that ended Bosnia’s three-year bloody war did not quell the virulent disagreements among the country’s three largest nationalities: Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. Moreover, Dayton bequeathed Bosnia a dysfunctional and excessively redundant constitutional structure. The international community’s representative to Bosnia noted a few years ago that the country of 4 million people has “two entities [for] three constituent peoples; five presidents, four vice presidents, 13 prime ministers, 14 parliaments, 147 ministers and 700 members of Parliament.”'


'While the United States understandably focuses on the Middle East and Central Asia, democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, once considered a rare transatlantic success story, is in danger of unraveling.'