Paul C. Szasz


The analogue in international politics is the three-party conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a quagmire in which first Europe and then the entire world have become stuck. The complexity of the problem reflects not only the intensity of the hatreds that have been fanned between the parties and must now be accounted for in any solution, but that two of the primary parties have immediate support in neighboring countries that also have their own bilateral problems to resolve; furthermore, each of these actors has, for historical or other motives, its own important patrons among the leading powers of the world. This Essay is divided into two principal parts: first, a brisk chronological survey of the successive structural proposals that have been advanced over the past four years; second, an analysis of the principal legal features of these proposals.