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Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo

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The 1992-1995 battle for Sarajevo was the longest siege in modern history. It was also the most internationalized, attracting a vast contingent of aid workers, UN soldiers, journalists, smugglers, and embargo-busters. The city took center stage under an intense global media spotlight, becoming the most visible face of post-Cold War conflict and humanitarian intervention. H

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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 7th 2008 by Cornell University Press
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Ian Fleischmann
Jan 25, 2015 Ian Fleischmann rated it it was ok
This book has a good message, but it could have been relayed in about 40 pages max. Most of Andreas' time is spent detailing specific smuggling schemes which may be interesting but do not do much to add to his thesis. If this had been a humanitarian history of the siege of Sarajevo instead of a book about criminalized markets in conflict, these stories would have had a role to play.
The underlying thesis of this book is good. Modern siege warfare exists and is enabled by both global media and hum
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Sep 11, 2014 Danijel Brestovac rated it it was amazing


Kaj naj rečem oz. napišem. Vem, da je vseh teh knjigah le majhen delček resnice, ki je vrh ledene gore. Samo resnico mi je težko razumeti, ker nisem živel ali odrastel v takšnih razmerah. Tako kot so zapisali, je v balkanskih kulturah v navadi, da so nepridipravi obenem tudi narodni heroji. Srčno upam, da vsi ti heroji lahko spijo.
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