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- DescriptionOffers a firsthand portrayal of the so-called Butcher of the Balkans, the Serbian president whose ambitions sparked the Bosnian conflict. At its heart the book is a portrait of an autocrat who rode the tiger of nationalism to serve his own ends and to promote those who furthered his agenda.
- Author BiographyAfter reading Modern Languages at Keble College Oxford, UK I joined the British Diplomatic Service. In the course of the next 38 years, I was posted to Lebanon to study Arabic and then to Paris as a Third Secretary. I was subsequently posted to Canberra where, after working as a First Secretary in the political section, I was transferred to the newly independent Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) as Political Advisor during a civil war. I returned to Canberra to become Head of the Economic and Commercial Section and Agricultural Advisor. On return to London, I became Deputy Head of the Foreign Office's Press Department and later Head of Counter-Terrorism. A posting as Minister in the Embassy in Madrid followed. Thereafter I became Charg d'Affaires and later Ambassador at Belgrade during the Bosnian civil war and the descent into war in Kosovo. My penultimate posting was to Dublin as Ambassador, immediately following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. I was then posted to Rome as Ambassador to Italy, a post I held till my retirement from the Diplomatic Service in 2006. The same year, I returned to Oxford on my election as President of Trinity College. I was Chairman of the British School of Archaeology and Fine Arts at Rome for five years from 2007 to 2012 and am the President of Oxford University Rugby Football Club.
- Author(s)Sir Ivor Roberts
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2016
- Language(s)English, Multiple languages
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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