In such a difficult situation, the statement of the newly elected High Representative sounds especially ominous, saying that his task is to preserve the territorial integrity of B&H. The priorities of the previous high representatives were integration into the European Union and NATO. This means that the territorial integrity of B&H is again threatened, and consequently the Dayton Peace Agreement. Although the creators of the Dayton Agreement did not in any way indicate its expiration date of Agreement, the current situation in Bosnia suggests that date is close. But the key question remains unanswered, whether it can all end peacefully? This will largely depend on the position of the international community and it’s High Representative in B&H and their determination to finally implement European and Euro-Atlantic principles and standards in Bosnia.
The eyes of the majority of the Bosnian people are now on the United States. Will America take over the leadership role again and protect the existing Dayton Bosnia, or will a new one be sought? Or, everything might be left to Bosnian and European Union politicians waiting for their agreement. The previous experience of Bosnians from the last war tells them that in the case of this third possibility Dayton Bosnia would disappear. They are also fully convinced that is not possible for this to happen peacefully. So, these days, you can almost read the questions on the worried faces of the people of Bosnia: Is the upcoming 26th anniversary of the peace agreement the date of the end of Dayton Bosnia? And will the war of the 1990s continue. Nobody knows the answers. Everyone is waiting.