The Chicago Initiative for a New Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
One Vision for a Constructive Future
Proposals and Supporting Measures to Bring BiH New Government, Attitudes and Behaviors.
A project constructed around a singular purpose: to set Bosnian society on a course toward a healthy, competitive, and peaceful future.
The model developed here is the sum total of the efforts of a number of organizational entities and the thinking of a broad spectrum of scholars and policy-makers. It was directed by Prof. Dick Farkas (DePaul University, Political Science) with intellectual guidance from General Chuck Tucker, President of the World Engagement Institute.
Ever-widening circles of advanced social science students, law students, university scholars and veteran diplomats and policy-makers have contributed significantly. It is above all else, a creative and workable solution to the pressing problems left in the wake of the Yugoslav wars of the1990s and the noble but limited “solutions” created by the Dayton Peace Accords.
As the title suggests, those accords were designed to stop the carnage and brutality that characterized those conflicts. They were never intended to frame a lasting design for the political system. In the arena of that misunderstanding, the Bosnian people–all of them– have been struggling with a non workable and dilapidated structure of government.