Details the events that have occurred in Bosnia between 1992-1994. The book covers the battles of the Bosnian forces against Serb and Croat separatism, the emergence of ethnic cleansing and concentration camps, thwarted UN efforts and the ceasefire of Sarajevo agreed in March 1994.
The Muslim President of Bosnia battled for almost two years in a 'war the West could not stop', against Serb and Croat separatism, to preserve its entity, saving its sovereignty, but losing half his territory. Western rivalries and changes of policy, endless negotiations, broken promises and cease-fires, and ethnic cleansing on a barbaric scale, with the appearance of concentration camps and atrocities, were the hallmarks of the conflict, of seige, bombardment and starvation, with semi-independent war-loards confiscating a proportion of UN and other food aid for themselves. Rival American and Russian initiatives in March 1994, brought about a cease-fire in Sarajevo, which had been constantly under the television spotlight while being bombarded for almost two years, which it was hoped would spread to other parts of Bosnia in media darkness. Ethnic forward battle lines may become new frontiers.
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Preface - Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Chronology - Maps - Sovereign Independence - As it Happened - Civil War - Sarajevo (April-May 1992) - The UN Returns (June-July 1992) - The Geneva Conference (August 1992) - UNPROFOR-2 (September-October 1992) - The Vance-Owen Plan (November-December 1992) - American Involvment in Bosnia (January-March 1993) - Sterile Negotiations (April-June 1993) - The Approaching Second Winter (September-December 1993) - Unexpected Initiatives: 1992 - Retrospect and Prospect - Bibliography - Index
Civil War in Bosnia, 1992-94 by Edgar O'Ballance
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