Divide and Fall?

Divide and Fall?:Bosnia in the Annals of Partition

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Divide and Fall?, the first full-length analysis of the post-Cold War revival of ethnic partition, is a major intervention in the study of international relations. Radha Kumar examines the carve-up of Bosnia, comparing it to earlier divisions of Ireland, India, Palestine and Cyprus.


  • [A] brilliant essay.

    Pierre HassnerCritique Internationale
  • [A] brilliantly compact expose of the twentieth-century diplomat’s favourite folly. In this small gem of a book, Kumar places the West’s multicultural solution to the Bosnian war in a long, inglorious line of botched partitions.

    Boyd TonkinThe Independent
  • A well-researched, thorough and readable account.

    Shashi Tharoor, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General, UN