A BOSNIAN PEACE DEAL IN DAYTON IS INCHES AWAY

AS BOSNIAN PEACE TALKS NEAR DAYTON ENTERED THEIR third week, much of the civility that had been evident in the summit's first days was gone. In its place, a kind of diplomatic cabin fever set in and provoked the delegates to carp about the character flaws of rival countries' Presidents: the crude belligerence of Croatia's Franjo Tudjman; the manipulative arrogance of Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic; the maddening--and seemingly willful--indecisiveness of Bosnia's Alija Izetbegovic. The resignation of Foreign Minister Muhamed Sacirbey suggested that tensions had grown within the Bosnian delegation. To escape the pressure, the Croatians flocked to the wide-screen TV in Packie's,...

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