Twenty-six years after the end of the Bosnian war, the country could be on the brink of disintegration, while continued genocide denial, recent hate incidents, and divisive nationalism raise concerns about conflict escalation and civilian targeting.
Start of Main Content
Clear filter for "bosnia"
Page 1 of 2
Accessibility to archives of international tribunals is key to understanding and remembering genocides, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Bridget Conley-Zilkic is research director at the World Peace Foundation and assistant professor of research at Tufts University's The Fletcher School. From 2001 to 2011, she worked on issues related to contemporary genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
In a feature article (external link) in the July/August issue of Foreign Policy Magazine, Michael Dobbs, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, writes about former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic as he faces trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mladic is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity carried out against Bosnia’s non-Serb population during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.
On January 10, 2012, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted the Washington, DC, premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey, written and directed by Angelina Jolie.
The Museum has launched “The Mladic Files,” a multimedia website providing reporting and analysis of the upcoming trial of Ratko Mladic in The Hague.
Monday, July 11, 2011 marks the sixteen-year anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica. During the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, Srebrenica was one of a few lone Bosniak holdouts in the east. Completely surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces, the town was declared a safe haven in 1993, to be protected and disarmed by United Nations soldiers.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum welcomes the news of today’s arrest in Serbia of Ratko Mladic, the former chief of staff of the Bosnian Serb Army who was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He is expected to be extradited to The Hague to stand trial there.
On Thursday, the Museum and the National Endowment for Democracy hosted a conference to mark the 15th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica. Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden, delivered the keynote address. Here are some highlights from the speech:
Addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, emphasized -- above all other parallel risks -- the potential for mass killing or genocide in South Sudan. His analysis came as part of the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.