Accession Number : ADA326568

Title :   Beyond Dayton: Finding A Solution in Bosnia.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Earle, E. D.

PDF Url : ADA326568

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The Dayton Peace Accords are not working and are not likely to work anytime soon. Hence, a new approach in Bosnia is needed. Formal partition is an alternative solution that has always lingered in the wings. This paper compares the Dayton strategy of a unitary state with the merits of formal partition, augmented by a program of compensated resettlement. While there are practical obstacles to partition, the most profound barriers are psychological. These barriers are deeply rooted in popular perceptions of the nature of the Bosnian conflict and the moral identification of its victims and perpetrators. Not until the psychological myths of the conflict are dispelled, can the long term merits of partition and compensated resettlement be contemplated by Western politicians.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *PUBLIC OPINION, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CONFLICT, AGREEMENTS, MILITARY PLANNING, INTERVENTION, LEGISLATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE