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Bosnia on the brink: could violence return to the Balkans?

A complex peace deal, backed by Europe and America, ended the Bosnian war in 1995. Now, it is falling apart

By Jasmin Mujanovic   October 2018

The Latin Bridge in Sarajevo over the River Miljacka where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, sparking the First World War. Photo: Insights, UIG via Getty Images

In Sarajevo recently, I sat with a colleague along the city’s main drag, watching masses of tourists and locals meander their way through the warm evening, most of them festooned with ice cream, shopping bags and pushchairs. The normality of the scene was a celebration of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s post-war recovery. My associate, for his part, was the embodiment of the…

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