The confrontation in Kiev is the focus. Less discussed, Putin's Kremlin has sought to block closer economic and political ties between the EU and several other states that it dominated during the Soviet Union.
On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.
Post-war economic growth and reconstruction in Republika Srpska and the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina mask a reality of lingering wartime trauma, which runs deep in the social psyches of both populations.