When the wars ceased in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, as in the aftermath of other past conflicts in the Balkans, ethnic and religious divisions prevailed. Bosnia Herzegovina is perhaps the most vulnerable of the newly independent states of the former Yugoslavia, partially due to the manner it was established. Ethnic cleansing and discord have marred Bosnia while the three principal ethnoreligious entities continue to struggle to maintain their distinct identity within the context of a convoluted political system wrestling against domestic and international intrigue. Ethnoreligious nationalism threatens to further rupture the Bosnian state and create a renewed state of violence that ultimately endangers this nation’s future.
Hone, Matthew James
"How Ethnic and Religious Nationalism Threaten the Bosnian State,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 40
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol40/iss1/8