Whilst two recently published reports on reform and competitiveness demonstrate progress by several Western Balkan countries, further structural reforms are required to mitigate the impact... Read More
The controversy generated by Operation "Joint Endeavour" in the Republika Srpska demonstrates the need for NATO to better articulate the purpose, objectives and benefits of such initiatives.
Despite an apparent consensus about Bosnia and Herzegovina's future membership in NATO, the political dynamics of the Republika Srpska augurs both caution and reserve.
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's failure to implement public spending reductions is jeopardizing the country's stand-by agreement with the IMF.
An agreement on economic co-operation between Serbia and Republika Srpska stands in stark contrast to protectionist measures passed by the parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The appointment of a US special envoy to the Balkans would only serve to undermine the legitimacy and leverage of the EU.
The global financial crisis has both magnified and exacerbated the shortcomings of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Two significant political developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina will have important repercussions for the process of constitutional reform and the country's deal with the IMF.