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.
Paul C. Szasz,
The Quest for a Bosnian Constitution: Legal Aspects of Constitutional Proposals Relating to Bosnia,
19 Fordham Int'l L.J. 363
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