Editors’ Journal

RS Views U.S. Sanctions Against Dodik as Unwarranted and Contrary to International Law

RS Views U.S. Sanctions Against Dodik as Unwarranted and Contrary to International Law

January 20, 2017

In the last week of the Obama administration, the outgoing administration on Tuesday imposed sanctions on RS President Milorad Dodik claiming that he had defied the BiH Constitutional Court and... Read More »

OSCE Report Details BiH Prosecutor’s Mismanagement of War Crimes

OSCE Report Details BiH Prosecutor’s Mismanagement of War Crimes

July 25, 2016

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) recent analysis of the prosecution of war crimes in BiH reinforces Republika Srpska’s longtime concerns about the nontransparent, political, and biased... Read More »

SDA’s Obstruction of IMF Agreement is Unacceptable

SDA’s Obstruction of IMF Agreement is Unacceptable

July 14, 2016

In recent years, IMF funding has been an important form of assistance to BiH-level institutions and the Entities in their efforts to address global economic challenges and the costs of... Read More »

Why the BiH Statistics Director’s Program for the Census is being Broadly Rejected

Why the BiH Statistics Director’s Program for the Census is being Broadly Rejected

June 22, 2016

On 18 May 2016, Velimir Jukic, the director of the BiH Agency for Statistics, unlawfully issued a decision purporting to adopt a unified data processing program for the BiH census.... Read More »

Fair Prosecution of War Crimes is Essential for Reconciliation

Fair Prosecution of War Crimes is Essential for Reconciliation

May 23, 2016

It is essential to reconciliation that each of the Peoples of Bosnia—Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs—feel a sense of justice has been equally achieved with regard to holding accountable those who... Read More »

UN Security Council Debate Overlooks Economic and Political Reality in BiH to Satisfy Special Interests

UN Security Council Debate Overlooks Economic and Political Reality in BiH to Satisfy Special Interests

May 4, 2016

This week the United Nations Security Council will discuss the situation in BiH as it does two times each year. By now, over 20 years since the armed conflict ended... Read More »

BiH Government Reform Must Include Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords

BiH Government Reform Must Include Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords

February 3, 2016

The RS Government’s three overarching priorities for 2016 are government reform, economic growth, and security. Several of the various programs now underway related to the BiH application for EU membership... Read More »

RS Government Sets Priorities for 2016

RS Government Sets Priorities for 2016

January 16, 2016

In a number of recent media interviews and speeches senior officials of the Government of Republika Srpska have summarized the Government’s priorities for 2016. It is important to take note... Read More »

Raid on RS Police Station Undermines Police Cooperation

Raid on RS Police Station Undermines Police Cooperation

December 24, 2015

The BiH justice system continues to show a pattern of bias against Republika Srpska and ethnic Serbs. New evidence came earlier this month when the Court of BiH ordered an... Read More »

Conference on BiH Confounds Preconceptions

Conference on BiH Confounds Preconceptions

November 23, 2015

The views expressed at last week’s conference on BiH at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington were, overall, a strong endorsement of the Dayton constitutional... Read More »