Time To Lay The Ghosts

DARKO VOJINOVIC / AP

MOST WANTED: Top fugitives Mladic, at left, and Karadzic confer in 1993 during the war in Bosnia

Nothing in his last days — or in the ones that followed his death — went well for Slobodan Milosevic. His drawn-out trial for war crimes was nearing an end, despite his best efforts to prolong it indefinitely. The cause of his death is still under investigation. His immediate family, including his adored wife and son living in exile in Russia, did not attend his funeral. And the remnants of his once all-powerful party put him in the ground in the dark, not in some grand presidential tomb but in a plain grave beneath a 100-year-old linden tree in his sooty...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!