The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Bosnian war ended at Dayton 20 years ago; U.S. ‘hubris bubble’ swelled soon after

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the successful conclusion of U.S.-brokered peace talks near Dayton, Ohio — a remarkable negotiation that was salvaged at almost the last possible moment and … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Closing government sows scandal: When Clinton met Monica

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the upshot of an impasse over spending cuts that pitted the Republican-controlled Congress and the administration of … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 12 Comments

Downer doc: Richard Holbrooke recalled on HBO

The conventional interpretation of Richard C. Holbrooke, principal architect of the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended the vicious war in Bosnia, is that he was a shrewd and colorful … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 7 Comments

Amid suspicion and disdain, Dayton peace talks on Bosnia opened 20 years ago

Elegance was absent and awkwardness prevailed as the U.S.-brokered peace talks on Bosnia opened 20 years ago today at an improbable venue halfway round the world from the theater of … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 5 Comments