Tuesday, January 01, 2008

"Crisis and reform: a turnaround in Bosnia?" by Peter Lippman

A great article by Peter Lippman from the openDemocracy website:

Crisis and reform: a turnaround in Bosnia?

If you haven't read Lippman--who has covered the region for years--before, you can find many of his articles at Balkan Witness (linked in the sidebar as well), which is operated by his brother Roger Lippman.

Lippman analyzes Bosnia's political situation and summarizes some of the various crises the government has been through over the past several months. Most encouraging is the cautiously optimistic note Lippman strikes at the end; the possibility that Bosnia's domestic politicians now have bought themselves some breathing room and are demonstrating a willingness to use the window of opportunity is quite a nice bit of optimism to begin 2008 with.

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