Tag Archives: Bosnia

Serbian President Apologizes For Srebrenica Massacre

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has offered an apology for his country’s role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys.  In a statement prepared for Bosnian state television, Nikolic said, “I kneel and ask for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime committed in Srebrenica.” But he added “genocide needs to be […]

Ratko Mladic: the full story of how the general evaded capture for so long

The men and women who helped hide Ratko Mladic through his many years as a fugitive saw him as a Serb hero. But just in case their loyalty should waver, they were presented with a gift: photographs of their children. The implication was clear: if we can shoot them with a camera, we can shoot them by […]

Bosnia’s Dangerous Tango: Islam and Nationalism

The Islamic community (Islamska zajednica, IZ) in BiH has grown from a religious organisation into an important political actor that has helped shape Bosniak identity. Its influential and charismatic former leader, Mustafa ef. Cerić, painted a BiH which, though multi-ethnic, should be a Bosniak nation-state, since, he argued, Croats and Serbs already had countries of […]