“So the current Serbian government faces the prospect in a few short months of:
arresting and handing over Ratko Mladic
This hardly amounts to a winning electoral strategy for the Kostunica government – which is why people are worried. There is a strong chance that the Radicals will emerge as the party that forms Serbia’s next government, which would do few people inside or outside Serbia any favours.
In judicial and political terms, then, there isn’t much solace to be had from Slobodan Milosevic’s sudden departure. If the world has no reason to mourn, Milosevic’s death leaves the Serbs he ruled as far as ever from a settled and prosperous future. “