The International Crisis Group recommends that international aid be withheld from any Bosnian entity "harboring persons indicted by the War Crimes Tribunal," in particular the Republika Srpska.
It is one of the few newspapers that sells in both Bosnian entities (Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The United Nations has recognized the Bosnian republic, but it has not recognized any other kind of Bosnian entity.
On 8 March 2000, the Brčko District was formed as an autonomous entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina and it was created from part of the territory of both Bosnian entities.
They are the first war crimes suspects to be arrested by the Bosnian Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia since the end of the war.
The border between the two Bosnian "entities," i.e. the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, runs through the village Jezera.
The establishment of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929, however, brought the redrawing of administrative regions into banates that purposely avoided all historical and ethnic lines, removing any trace of a Bosnian entity.
Serbs in general remain committed to holding on to land they have seized by force and appear to have little interest in joining any Bosnian political entity that would link them with Muslims and Croats.
- Commenting about the power relations between the Bosnian entities, the Bosnian parliament and central government during a lecture at the School of Law of UCLA, 17 February 2009.
That plan would give the Government control of 51 percent of the country and would recognize a Bosnian Serb entity within Bosnia.