Archives for posts with tag: DaytonAccords
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism & manifestations of walls, physical and psychological. It was 24 years ago today, May 22, 1992, when Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) became a member of the United Nations, & I was appointed its first Ambassador. — Read More —
To commemorate the inception of the 1992 siege of Sarajevo that began today & lasted through February 29, 1996, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey published via Huffington Post –
“Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege.” As an historical content, several links are included of his interviews from AP Archives, as well as original YouTube Video: “U2 & L. Pavarotti/Miss Sarajevo.”
Sarajevo remains true to its core even as both current peace & memory of recent conflict remind of what was. The future has confirmed that Sarajevo was resisting the baser instincts & the ideologies or theologies such claim today. — Read More —

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
via Huffington Post
During the conflict(s) in the former Yugoslavia, and particularly Bosnia & Herzegovina, some presumed mediators too frequently wandered in more as eager “players” in a single’s bar, & Slobodan Milosevic knew how to make himself appear as the most desirable partner. –MORE–
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/seduction-diplomacy_b_8079408.html

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via “Huffington Post”
The best apology is to look frankly into the eyes of Srebrenica survivors and apologize but also offer all of BiH the welcome to the Euro-Atlantic family, for real.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/will-bill-clinton-apologize-in-srebrenica_b_7772064.html

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
Avoidance of accountability & self-promotion written as history have for too long gone unchallenged. However, another word now belongs in the discussion of the past, “cover-up” & it should not shape a shared future. –MORE– Blog includes Netherlands TV interview – “Why Srebrenica Had to Fall.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/smoking-gun-on-betrayal-g_b_7745846.html

My dilemma in signing the Dayton-Paris Accords in the end offered 2 bad options but at least one ended the killing & ethnic-cleansing with the added guarantee of the US & NATO. Unfortunately, the imprint of nationalism upon the Dayton Accords became dominant through the flawed implementation of the agreements in a manner increasingly accommodating to a Putin-dominated Moscow & regional nationalist proxies.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muslide_9475_125512_largehamed-sacirbey/construction-according-to_b_6195834.html#

Bosnian Unrest & Protests

Watch today’s interview w/ Ambassador Muhamed (Mo) Sacirbey on Huffington Post LIVE – Bosnia’s recent protests & economic straitjacket produced by Dayton – Syria, Ukraine, & more …

Negotiating Peace Settlement in Bosnia Two Decades Ago and Now Syria

WATCH Al Jazeera’s interview with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey on Syria Peace Talks. Two decades ago, the UN struggled to stop bloodshed in the Balkans. Peace talks halted the violence in Bosnia & Herzegovina but were not the solution. Ambassador Sacirbey fears the Syrian people will face an expedited solution that doesn’t address their future or a conflict continuing with ethnic cleansing and extremists getting stronger.

Situation in BiH Merits “Close Watch,” Security Council Told

Valentin Inzko, High Representative for BiH: “While the other countries in region move forward, BiH leaders seem less interested in delivering long-term change in interests of the people, & more interested in zero-sum politics they believe will ensure them personal political & financial advantage.”

Samantha Power — Idealist or Ambassador?

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey: I first met Samantha as a young researcher in Ambassador Morton Abramowitz’s office when he was president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Morton has also served as a board director of International Crisis Group as well as critical adviser for US & European Action Councils for Peace in the Balkans (during conflict in BiH.)