Emil Ahmagić

Emil Ahmagić

Emil Ahmagić is an international peace and security researcher, King's College London based out of Sarajevo and London. In the past, he has Provided field support and analysis of EU, OSCE and UN mandates and initiatives in the Western Balkans, primarily in Bosnia-Herzegovina. His research interests include European peace and security, post-conflict reform in the Western Balkans, European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Bosnia is no model for Ukrainian peace

An unfortunate narrative has captured the discourse on the crisis in Ukraine, as political solutions to end the conflict and Russian incursion are sought. Many commentators have ruminated that a ‘Dayton-style solution’ or the ‘Bosnian model’ be implemented in Ukraine as a means to end the violence and embrace decentralized, regional based federalism where Kiev could not impose their will on the ethnic Russians in the east, while maintaining a still ostensibly unified Ukrainian state.

On paper, a Dayton-style...