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Bosnia: Overview of Current Issues [Updated January 17, 2008]   [open pdf - 71KB]

From the Summary: "Over 12 years since the Dayton accords ended the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, Bosnia's future is still in question. Nationwide elections in October 2006 brought to power leaders with highly divergent positions on the country's future governing arrangements, and ushered in a prolonged period of political tensions. As a result, many areas of Bosnia's reform agenda stalled in 2007, although some signs of progress became evident at the end of the year. Bosnia's political situation has also been affected by uncertainties surrounding Kosovo's future status and the potential for regional instability in early 2008. Bosnia has made slow and unsteady progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration: it formally joined NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) program in December 2006 and is close to securing a Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union (EU). In early 2007, the international community postponed plans to close out its overseeing role in Bosnia, and may consider another postponement in early 2008; a small EU military force contributes to a secure environment. This report provides an overview of prominent current issues in Bosnia that may be of interest to Members of the 110th Congress. It may be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS22324
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2008-01-17
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