Gordon N. Bardos

Gordon N. Bardos is the assistant director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.


The United States should not balk at getting more deeply involved in the volatile Balkans: a well-crafted foreign policy could yield real results.


Sumantra Bose, Bosnia After Dayton: Nationalist Partition and International Intervention (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), 352 pp.


What benefits have our many interventions brought?

A radical transformation of U.S. goals abroad has made wars longer and less successful.

U.S. foreign policy seems to assume economic factors trump culture, religion, and nationalism.

Regional independence and autonomy movements are on the rise everywhere. If the EU can't sort itself out, they will only get stronger.

Despite decades of Western intervention, the former Yugoslavia seems to stay the same.

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April 18, 2014