A Strategic Review of BiH’s Bilateral Relations with the Major Powers

  • Jasmin Mujanović
Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) emergence as a sovereign state was indelibly marked by the role of the international community, both during the Bosnian War and since then. In this regard, the role of the US, the UK, Germany, Turkey, and Russia is especially important. These five states have most influenced BiH as a polity and it is toward them that the brunt of Sarajevo’s foreign policy is directed. Accordingly, this chapter first situates the exercise of foreign policy in BiH in a domestic and international context precisely because the country’s modern statehood is so directly tied to international mediation and intervention. Second, the chapter shifts toward examining in more detail Sarajevo’s relationship with each of the previously noted powers.


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  • Jasmin Mujanović
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  1. 1.Elon UniversityDurhamUSA

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