The ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ jailed for 40 years

Resul Mehmedovic Balkans

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic guilty on Thursday of some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. (the precise charges are listed at the end of the article). Karadzic and other Serb leaders effectively conducted a regimented and systematic ethnic cleansing of Bosniak (Muslim) and Croat people …

The Haunting Spectre of Genocide still looms over the Balkans

Besar Zasella Balkans

July 11th marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, where over 8,000 men and boys were slaughtered by Bosnian Serbs. This was one of the final heinous acts of the three and a half year Bosnian War which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. This war, along with the other Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s, has fundamentally shaped …