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The issues raised by Bosnia, and the transatlantic debate
Only time and international coordinated action may, eventually, tidy up the inevitable loose ends that persist in a situation as complex as that in Bosnia. This paper, edited by Sophia Clément, sets the terms of reference, lays out the components, and, first and foremost, indicates the outstanding need for a more coherent functional relationship between the United States and the Europeans. Bosnia still constitutes not only the most obvious European open wound, which the Bosnian parties must heal themselves with the assistance of the international community, but also the most crucial test-case for the transatlantic relationship, which Europe and the United States need to address using different means, albeit side by side.