Portrait of a Man Possessed: A Search for the Real Ratko Mladic

Portrait of a Man Possessed: A Search for the Real Ratko Mladic

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2011

He stands accused of some of the worst crimes known to criminal law. But former Bosnian-Serb military leader Ratko Mladic doesn't think he has to answer for anything -- not even for the wartime suicide of his daughter. There are many in Serbia who would agree. By Erich Follath more...

Into the Net: Suspected Serbian War Criminal Hadzic Captured

Into the Net: Suspected Serbian War Criminal Hadzic Captured

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2011

Goran Hadzic was the last of the suspected war criminals still sought in connection with atrocities during the wars in the Balkans. On Wednesday, a Serbian official announced that he had been captured. Serbia's path to EU accession may now be open. more...


Ornery in the Court: Belligerent Mladic Removed from UN Hearing

Ornery in the Court: Belligerent Mladic Removed from UN Hearing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2011

Former Bosnian-Serb General Ratko Mladic was ordered out of his own hearing at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Monday after shouting at judges and refusing to enter a plea. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf. By Jörg Diehl more...

Ratko Mladic's War Notes: 'Sarajevo Is the Key to Victory'

Ratko Mladic's War Notes: 'Sarajevo Is the Key to Victory'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2011

Suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic was finally captured on May 26 in Lazarevo, Serbia. But notes written in the 1990s by the then-Bosnian Serb military leader, which were discovered in his home in 2010, provide a fascinating insight into his bitter worldview and the realities of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. more... Comment ]


Facing the Past: What the Mladic Arrest Means for Serbia's Future

Facing the Past: What the Mladic Arrest Means for Serbia's Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 31, 2011

The arrest of Bosnian-Serb military leader Ratko Mladic last week marked the end of a 16-year manhunt and he is now to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide. But questions remain as to how he was able to remain at large for so long -- and the Balkans remain volatile. By Renate Flottau and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The World From Berlin: Mladic Arrest 'Proof of Belgrade's Willingness to Confront its Past'

The World From Berlin: Mladic Arrest 'Proof of Belgrade's Willingness to Confront its Past'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2011

Ratko Mladic, the so-called "Butcher of Bosnia" and Europe's most-wanted war crimes suspect, has been captured in Serbia. Though his extradition is a precondition for the country's acceptance into the EU, some German commentators argue that Belgrade still has a long journey to Brussels. more...


A Portrait of Ratko Mladic: The Life of a Fugitive General

A Portrait of Ratko Mladic: The Life of a Fugitive General

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2011

After years on the run, Ratko Mladic has been captured. The Bosnian Serb ex-general will be expected before the International Court of Justice on charges of brutal war crimes. But how did a keen military man become a hate-filled criminal? By Renate Flottau more... Comment ]

Ratko Mladic Caught: Serbia Confirms Arrest of 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Ratko Mladic Caught: Serbia Confirms Arrest of 'Butcher of Bosnia'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2011

Europe's most sought-after war crimes suspect has been arrested in Serbia. Ex-General Ratko Mladic is accused of having orchestrated the Srebrenica massacre in which 8,000 people died. EU officials expect him to be extradited to The Hague to stand trial. more...


The World from Berlin: 'In Srebrenica the Good Men Did Too Little'

The World from Berlin: 'In Srebrenica the Good Men Did Too Little'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2010

Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, when Bosnian Serbs killed around 8,000 Muslim men and boys. German commentators point out that there are still plenty of unanswered questions, including whether blame for the genocide has been correctly attributed. more...

The World from Berlin: 'Political Theater in Belgrade' Falls Short of Making Up for Srebrenica

The World from Berlin: 'Political Theater in Belgrade' Falls Short of Making Up for Srebrenica

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2010

This week, the Serbian government issued an official apology for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. It's a victory for President Boris Tadic, who considers an apology overdue. But German commentators aren't sure it will be enough to bring Serbia back to the European mainstream. more...