The present Serbian demand must, then, paradoxically, be accepted, but interpreted in a far more anti-Serbian way. Notably, we must 'cleanse' a very large area around Sarajevo so that the Slavic Muslims can move into it and defend their historic capital. Without this local armed superiority there will be no peace for this small nation, and no end at all to our inevitable peace-keeping expenses. For, of course, whatever is decided in Geneva, there must be a long-term, military guarantee, perhaps of that area alone.
Finally (and irresponsibly?), I suggest that religiously motivated outsiders such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran be intimately consulted over any settlement.
P. J. D. WILES
London School of Economics
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