Worlds Apart : Bosnian Lessons for Global Security

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/12/2011
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

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Worlds Aparttells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people. Its focus is the Bosnian War, but its implications extend to any situation that prompts the consideration of military intervention on humanitarian grounds. Ambassador Swanee Hunt served in Vienna during the Bosnian War and was intimately involved in American policy toward the Balkans. During her tenure as ambassador and after, she made scores of trips throughout Bosnia, and the rest of the former Yugoslavia, attempting to understand the costly delays in foreign military intervention. To that end, she had hundreds of conversations with a wide range of politicians, refugees, journalists, farmers, clergy, aid workers, diplomats, soldiers, and others. In Worlds Apart, Hunt's eighty vignettes alternate between those living out the war and ;the internationals ; deciding whether or how to intervene. From these stories, most of which she herself witnessed, she draws lessons applicable to conflicts throughout the world. These lessons cannot be learned from afar, Hunt says, with insiders and outsiders working apart. Only by bridging those worlds can we build a stronger paradigm of inclusive international security.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. xi
Map of Yugoslaviap. xii
Prologuep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Contextp. xxi
Officialdomp. 3
Inside: "Esteemed Mr. Carrington"p. 3
Outside: A Convenient Euphemismp. 4
Inside: Angels and Animalsp. 8
Outside: Carter and Consciencep. 10
Inside: "If I Left, Everyone Would Flee"p. 12
Outside: None of Our Businessp. 15
Inside: Silajdzicp. 17
Outside: Unintended Consequencesp. 18
Inside: The Bread Factoryp. 19
Outside: Elegant Tablesp. 21
Victims or Agents?p. 24
Inside: The Unspeakablep. 24
Outside: The Politics of Rapep. 26
Inside: An Unlikely Soldierp. 28
Outside: Happy Fourth of Julyp. 30
Inside: Women on the Sidep. 33
Outside: Contact Sportp. 35
Deadly Stereotypesp. 37
Inside: An Artificial Warp. 37
Outside: Clashesp. 38
Inside: Crossing the Fault Linep. 39
Outside: "The Truth about Gorazde"p. 41
Inside: Loyalp. 43
Outside: Pentagon Sympathiesp. 46
Inside: Family Friendsp. 48
Outside: Extremistsp. 50
Fissures and Connectionsp. 55
Inside: Family Tiesp. 55
Outside: Federationp. 56
Inside: School Daysp. 59
Outside: Forces and Counterforcesp. 63
Inside: Bloodp. 66
Outside: Trade-offsp. 68
Inside: Grim Lullabyp. 71
The End Approachesp. 73
Outside: Security and Cooperationp. 73
Inside: Sarajevo Cinderellap. 76
Outside: Failure at Srebrenicap. 77
Inside: Magbula's Parrotp. 82
Outside: The Accidentp. 85
Inside: Boys pretendingp. 87
Outside: Bombs and Bluffsp. 88
Inside: Side by Sidep. 90
Outside: Decisions at Daytonp. 92
After Daytonp. 97
Inside: Morning Has Brokenp. 97
Outside: Waiting for Christmasp. 99
Inside: Serb Exodusp. 101
Outside: Refugees in Austriap. 103
Inside: Refugees at the Residencep. 105
Outside: Diplobabblep. 107
Inside: Displacedp. 107
Outside: Sowing and Reapingp. 110
Inside: Banja Luka Bitternessp. 113
Imperfect Justicep. 117
Outside: War Criminalsp. 117
Inside: Uncatchablep. 122
Outside: Evenhandedp. 124
Inside: No Justice in Srebrenicap. 126
Outside: The Tribunalp. 129
Inside: Waiting for the Truthp. 131
Outside: Intelligence and Political Willp. 135
Inside: Professor, Perpetrator, Presidentp. 137
International Inadequaciesp. 142
Outside: The Fourth Warring Partyp. 142
Inside: City Signsp. 144
Outside: Out of Stepp. 148
Inside: By a Threadp. 149
Outside: Missingp. 151
Inside: Surviving the Peacep. 153
Outside: Press Tourp. 154
Women's Initiativep. 157
Inside: Organized for Actionp. 157
Outside: Lyonsp. 160
Inside: "What's an NGO?"p. 164
Outside: Skewedp. 165
Inside: A League of Their Ownp. 168
Outside: "With All Due Respect"p. 171
Recreating Communityp. 173
Inside: Beethoven's Fifthp. 173
Outside: "Neither Free Nor Fair"p. 176
Inside: Sarajevo Redp. 178
Outside: Re-leafp. 180
Inside: Watermelonsp. 182
Outside: Arizonap. 183
Inside: Three Hundred Gold Coinsp. 185
Outside: Mistrust in Mostarp. 191
Inside: New Bridgesp. 192
Outside: Air Force Onep. 194
p. 199
Test Truismsp. 200
Question Stereotypesp. 206
Find Out-of-Power Alliesp. 211
Appreciate Domestic Dynamicsp. 216
Find Faultp. 222
Embrace Responsibility'p. 226
Epiloguep. 235
Notesp. 239
Indexp. 253
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