Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Policy Since Independence

  • Jasmin Hasić
  • Dženeta Karabegović

Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)

About this book


This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the foreign policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a post-conflict country with an active agency in international affairs. Bridging academic and policy debates, the book summarizes and further examines the first twenty-five years of BiH’s foreign policy following the country’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Topics covered include conflict and post-conflict periods, Euro-Atlantic integration, political affairs on both local and regional levels, integration with a variety of international organizations and actors, neighboring states, bilateral relations with relevant other states including the United States, Russia, selected EU countries, and Turkey, as well as BiH’s diaspora. The book highlights that despite their apparent weakness, post-conflict states have agency to carry out foreign policy goals and engage with the international sphere, including in geopolitics, and thus provides a novel insight into weak states and their role in international politics.

Jasmin Hasić is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies, International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dženeta Karabegović is a researcher at the University of Salzburg, Austria.


foreign policy design post-war foreign policy post-war economy foreign policy implementation peace talks independence multilateralism wartime diplomacy diplomatic practice diplomatic strategy United Nations Council of Europe economic integration Bosnia v Serbia war crimes prosecution international tribunals peacekeeping military-security-peace operations bilateral relations diaspora governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Jasmin Hasić
    • 1
  • Dženeta Karabegović
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International Relations and European StudiesInternational Burch UniversitySarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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