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The Balkans: quo vadis?
NATO Review analyses why Karadzic was arrested, the impact on Bosnia and how his trial could affect the country's future.
Some of the key actors who took on the daunting task of remodelling Bosnia's post war armed forces reveal how they managed to create today's joint, mixed force.
Reforming Bosnia and Herzegovina's police force has taken longer than expected - and not gone as far as hoped.
Jamie Shea looks back at the Kosovo campaign almost 10 years ago - and talks about the links of what happened then to today's Kosovo.
Paddy Ashdown outlines the work that he feels still needs to be done in the Balkans - and how best to do it.

In August 1994, the then Bosnian Prime Minister, Haris Silajdzic said: 'I don't like seeing any lines drawn across Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is like cutting through living tissue. It bleeds.'

At the time, much of the country was already bleeding, due to a merciless war. A year later, as part of the process of stopping this bloodshed, the task of drawing lines to divide Bosnia and Herzegovina was almost complete.

Radovan Karadzic had succeeded in establishing his Republika Srpska. The cuts made then still show visible scars today in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Some of the attempts to heal those wounds form the main focus of this edition of NATO Review.

We look at the effect of the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, and whether this can provide any closure. We analyse the level of success (or otherwise) of the attempts to overhaul the country's two key security services - the police and the armed forces. And we get the personal viewpoints of two central figures in recent Balkan history: Paddy Ashdown and Jamie Shea.

Today, Haris Silajdzic is the Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even his job title is an admission that his hope of 14 years ago was not fulfilled. But with divisions in Bosnia now a fait accompli, the key question now is: what will happen to those lines that cut through his country?

Paul King