The trust and hope that I and others deposited with western democracies remains an illusion. Disillusioned with the Dayton Accords and current political delineations, BiH's citizens will have to recapture their own future through a revitalized, open political process.
A society that once stood for peace and mutual respect is, for now, free of ongoing collective violence, but has also been shorn of its legacy of intercommunal cooperation. What progress has been made for the ordinary people of Bosnia-Herzegovina?
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.
I wonder if Jesus walks the streets of an imprisoned and wounded Sarajevo? I cannot help but love those dedicated volunteers of Adventist Development and Relief Agency. No doubt they are fulfilling Jesus' commission.
Angelina Jolie goes behind the camera -- and what happens? She shoots a film d'auteur, with unknown Bosnian actors and the film is set in this blind spot of 20th century history, in this moment of utter sorrow, indignity and shame for the nations that let it happen: the Bosnian war.
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.
It is time for Jovan Divjak to come home. For five long months, this hero and humanitarian has been unable to leave Vienna and return home to Sarajevo while Austrian courts sort out bogus Serbian accusations against him.
I suppose I should be jumping for joy now that Mladic is in custody, but it's not that simple. His crimes are not a footnote in the history books for me. They are etched in the fabric of my soul and those of many of my friends.
Since 1995, Ejup Ganic has sought -- first, as a politician, then as an educator -- to return political stability and economic security to Sarajevo. Earlier this month, British authorities arrested him.