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The deep-running divisions within the Bosnian society torn apart by the 1992-95 war, the political elites’ confrontational style and the overwhelming role played by the international community perpetuate the deadlocks that de post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina  (BiH). ecently, BiH was a testing ground for instruments related to the emerging European Security and Defense Policy such as the police mission (EUPM) launched in 2002 and EUFOR, a peacekeeping mission which replaced NATO’s SFOR in 2004. The European Union needs to turn the Western Balkans into a success story if it wants to assert itself as a credible actor in global politics. BiH is critical in that endeavor.

 

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Dimitar Bechev
Dimitar Bechev
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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