Archive for the ‘Anes Alic’ Category

Bosnia’s Bankruptcy Garage Sale

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Comments Off

As the political will to face off against powerful social groups lacks, Bosnia’s Federation government starts auctioning off luxury cars in a meager attempt to meet IMF savings demands, Anes Alic writes for ISN Security Watch. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 8 July approved a previously halted €1.2 billion stand-by arrangement ($1.7 billion) with […]

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Srebrenica: The Same Old Lines

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Comments Off

Genocide, mass graves, excavations, bags of bones, endless burials, denials despite the facts, politics and a general lack of humanity continue to characterize the annual 11 July Srebrenica memorial services, Anes Alic comments for ISN Security Watch. The bulk of news on Bosnia in the western media since the war has centered around the July […]

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Bosnia: Suffering the Status Quo

Saturday, July 18, 2009 Comments Off

As the European Commission moves to adopt visa liberalization for the Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia, leaving out Albania and Bosnia, it is fair enough to criticize the EU for major political blunders and possibly Muslim ghettoization, but in the end, the Bosnian government should be severely taken to task for its horrific failures.

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Bosnia, EU: Suffering Incompetence

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Comments Off

As the European Commission moves to adopt visa liberalization for the region, leaving out Albania and Bosnia, the Bosnian government should be severely taken to task for its horrific failures, Anes Alic comments for ISN Security Watch. The EU has finally made a long-awaited decision on visa liberalization for the Western Balkans, and the verdict […]

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Bosnia: Premier Pointlessness

Thursday, July 2, 2009 Comments Off

Bosnia’s Federation government gets a new prime minister, but as the entity government faces economic crisis and protests over planned social benefits cuts that threaten to bring it down, the only options are bankruptcy or political suicide, Anes Alic comments for ISN Security Watch. The Bosniak- (Bosnian Muslim) and Bosnian Croat-dominated Federation entity government has […]

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Trade: The New Balkan War

Monday, June 29, 2009 Comments Off

Balkan nations, despite their commitments to the Central European Free Trade Agreement, are engaged in a tit-for-tat protectionist trade war, much of which has political motives, Ekrem Krasniqi and Anes Alic report for ISN Security Watch. By Ekrem Krasniqi and Anes Alic in Brussels and Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch Free trade in the Western […]

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Bosnian Serbs vs Inzko

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Comments Off

In the latest scene of Bosnia’s political farce, Austrian diplomat Valentin Inzko uses his powers to abolish a Bosnian Serb declaration and the curtains begin to draw on the country’s EU aspirations, Anes Alic writes for ISN Security Watch. has adopted a tough stance against Bosnian nationalist leaders by using its sweeping powers to intervene […]

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Karadzic: Another ICTY Saga

Monday, June 15, 2009 Comments Off

The case against the wartime Bosnian Serb leader is not what it should have been, and the Hague Tribunal will be forced to end its mandate with an entertaining farce, Anes Alic comments for ISN Security Watch. Though many had doubts that wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic would ever be arrested and extradited to […]

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Mladic Machinations

Friday, June 12, 2009 Comments Off

The release of videos showing war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic moving about freely has Serbian officials questioning the timing of what they say is a plot to discredit them before the EU, Anes Alic reports for ISN Security Watch. Bosnian broadcaster Federal Television (FTV) on Wednesday night aired what appears to be recent video footage […]

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