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Is Europe Sleepwalking Into Another Balkan War?

Tensions are rising in Bosnia, where cultures and world powers have clashed for centuries.

Sarajevo glove maker Kerim Svrakic survived the war that ripped Bosnia apart in the 1990s and then struggled through the peace. Looking back, he wishes he’d left his homeland.

Like many in a city synonymous with 20th century conflict, his concern is that Europe is sleepwalking toward another rupture in the Balkans. That doesn’t necessarily mean all-out fighting, but it could be enough to upend lives again by destabilizing the continent’s most volatile corner.