European Prospects for the Western Balkans: Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
This paper provides an assessment of recent developments in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), two states key to the future of the Western Balkans region. It also offers a perspective on U.S. and Western European relations with the region. It is based on review of recent analytic studies, media reporting, and personal conversations with some 50 officials, journalists, and civil society activists in Serbia and BiH in October 2017.
A. Ross Johnson is a History and Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center and Senior Adviser at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
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A. Ross Johnson
Senior Adviser, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; former Director, Radio Free Europe
Before his passing in February 2021, A. Ross Johnson was a Wilson Center History and Public Policy Fellow and Senior Advisor for Archives at RFE/RL. He was a former director of Radio Free Europe.Read More
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