The hostilities that saw the break-up of Tito's Yugoslavia ravaged the Balkans and generated some of the most tragic episodes in modern history. War and Peace in the Balkans explores the history of the conflict and its themes from an insider's perspective. In this independent and critical account, Ian Oliver uses his extensive experience in the region to evaluate the role of the international community in its responses to the war and the efforts to rebuild.
Ian Oliver worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Union and was Bosnia's first 'High Representative' in the Former Yugoslavia during the Balkan wars of secession. He has since returned to help supervise the national and presidential elections there in 2000.