Ben Denison

Ben Denison

Ben Denison is a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame in Political Science, focusing on International Relations. His research interests consist of the causes and consequences of foreign regime change and military occupations. Ben is also currently researching the impact foreign security and democratization policy has on Bosnia-Herzegovina and the lasting legacies of post-conflict settlements.

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...