How nation building fares in Bosnia after September 11
"Even before September 11, Bosnia began to lose cachet," writes
Natasha Hunter. "And as soon as the planes crashed into the World
Trade Center, the nation-building project in Bosnia abruptly slid to
the remote reaches of international (and especially U.S.) attention. ...
"... [I]f we do not allow Bosnia to be complex, to have multiple
allegiances, we not only betray our own values but risk encouraging
an extremism that Bosniaks once eschewed. The United States would do
well, in its new role as nation builder, here and elsewhere, to take
a hard look at Sarajevo."