Swanee Hunt: Closing the Gap Between Worlds Apart
This article was originally published by Exhale Magazine.
During her posting as President Clinton’s Ambassador to Austria, Swanee Hunt found herself an eyewitness to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Balkans.
Eschewing diplomatic niceties, the Texas-born emissary plunged full forc into efforts to bring the conflicting parties to the negotiating table. Her mission produced results but not enough to stave off such horrors as the 1995 slaughter of thousands of Bosnian Muslims by Serbs in Srebrenica.
In her latest book, Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security, Hunt starkly describes the gap between the foreign policy establishment and everyday people and shows how it can lead to the waste of precious lives and resources.
Profiled in Exhale in Spring 2011, the dynamic activist and author answered questions about the lessons of Bosnia and the costly delays in foreign military intervention.
Want to share our posts? Great! Read our use policy here.