Bosnia and the West: A Study in Failure

The Western world's reaction to the destruction of Bosnia has been a triumph of diplomacy. A triumph, that is, of diplomacy over foreign policy.

Issue: Spring 1995

The Western world's reaction to the destruction of Bosnia has been a
triumph of diplomacy. A triumph, that is, of diplomacy over foreign
policy. The sky has been dark with airplanes shuttling statesmen and
their entourages between London, Paris, Washington and Geneva.
Meetings have been held, deferred and reconvened; pieces of paper
have been signed, and declarations made to the television cameras.
And yet, in spite of all this--or rather, to a large extent, because
of all this--the killing and destruction in Bosnia have continued
unabated.

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