A fragile peace still hangs over Bosnia and Herzegovina where an estimated 100,000 people were killed and another 2 million displaced during the ethnic fighting 14 years ago.
Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting recently traveled to central Bosnia to report on how one ethnically-partitioned school mirrors the country’s struggles with ethnic identity today. The history and geography books have yet to teach students about the last 20 years of their country’s history. Both local and foreign analysts have expressed fear of future conflict.
This video was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Listen to Martin Savidge host Worldfocus Radio on Bosnia’s Delicate Balance. He speaks with Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal about the roots of the conflict and whether or not the peace deal is on the brink of collapse.
Visit the Pulitzer Center’s site on Fragile States to explore how countries with weak infrastructures, internal conflicts and lack of economic development are vulnerable to insecurity and violence.