E.U. and U.S. Talks Aim to End Bosnia Deadlock

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Old scars Separatist talk by Dodik has raised concerns that Bosnia could slip back into the violence that shattered lives and destroyed cities like Mostar

Amid the treelined boulevards and bustling cafés of the pretty Bosnian city of Banja Luka, the horrors of war seem like a nightmare past. But prod lightly, ask the right question, and the resentments and fears that sparked the brutal conflict here 17 years ago have always been easy enough to find. Lately, they've been shouted from government buildings. Milorad Dodik, the bellicose Bosnian Serb leader, claimed in a September speech that Bosnian Muslims are "hysterically" calling for the abolition of the Serb part of the country. The Office of the High Representative, which oversees the country on behalf of the...

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