Case 213 - Anthony Lake and the War in Bosnia
Daalder, Ivo H.
This two-part case study places participants in the shoes of Anthony Lake, President Bill Clinton’s national security adviser, to take them through the making (or the unmaking, depending on one’s point of view), of U.S. policy toward Bosnia during 1994. Firmly planted on the horns of a dilemma, the Clinton administration must decide which it values more: NATO’s cohesion or its credibility. This case study--which illustrates how an idealistic, domestically focused administration came to grips with the requirements of U.S. leadership in Europe--is well suited to classes on U.S. foreign policy and international security.