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March 11, 2021
Since the Neolithic age, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been home to cultural sites that are critical to unifying the country’s different ethnicities and forging the community cohesion that is key to democratic growth. Recognizing the importance of cultural, historical and natural heritage, the... Read More
December 16, 2020
On December 5, the International Republican Institute (IRI) brought together youth leaders from across the Balkans to promote cross-border solidarity in the first-ever regional Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute (ALPI) meeting. Through ALPI, IRI... Read More
December 15, 2020
On December 20, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) ethnically divided city of Mostar will hold its first local elections in over a decade. A requirement for the initiation of European Union (EU) accession negotiations, elections in Mostar are key to the country’s democratic development and European... Read More
August 26, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) faces a number of persistent challenges, including enduring political and ethnic divisions, high youth unemployment and emigration and low youth political participation – all of which undermine the country’s prospects for a stable, prosperous and democratic future. To... Read More
April 29, 2020
Multiparty, issue-based parliamentary caucuses can help overcome political deadlock and spur essential initiatives. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of these caucuses has become crucial to overcoming legacies of mistrust and deep political divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). With support... Read More
August 21, 2018
In a normally contentious pre-election period, when the focus of Members of Parliament (MPs) typically shifts from efforts at passing legislation to getting reelected, a group of MPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are proving that collaboration and progress are still possible. In February, the... Read More
August 07, 2018
Due to its multicultural, multiethnic composition and complex political system, a stable BiH is imperative for security within the fragile Western Balkans. BiH's security is threatened by the collision of influence and interests of several global actors. Thus, in addition to benefitting BiH’s... Read More
October 16, 2017
Just over 20 years ago, leaders of the main ethnic groups of former Yugoslavia signed the Dayton Agreement, ending years of bloody conflict. Few Americans are familiar with the Dayton agreement and America’s involvement in facilitating the agreement. Even fewer are up to speed on what is currently... Read More