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In Postwar Sarajevo, the Similarities With Middle East Turmoil Resonate

In Search of Meaning in Sarajevo

During a recent trip abroad, I visited Bosnia-Herzegovina, curious to see how a European country that broke up and later survived a sectarian war might look three decades on. I’ve had this curiosity about the aftermath of war and carnage ever since I could remember, mainly because, like so many of my generation in the Middle East and, unfortunately, so many more of the younger generations there, I grew up bearing witness to war, wondering how a nation might one day overcome its own mistakes and misfortune — or not.

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