Bosnian Serb wartime fugitive Radovan Karadzic was arrested by Serbian forces on Monday after more than a decade on the run. An estimated 100,000 people died in the Bosnian war, and another 1.8 million were driven from their homes. Karadzic has been indicted with charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. His war crimes trial is likely to begin at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague within days.
Karadzic wore thick glasses and grew a bushy white beard to conceal his well-known face, and worked as a doctor of alternative medicine under an alias. His arrest brings Serbia one step closer to admission into the European Union.
In an op-ed for The Washington Post titled "The Face of Evil," Ambassador Richard Holbrooke describes his meeting with Radovan Karadzic during the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords:
I had told each member of our negotiating team to decide for himself or herself whether to shake hands with the mass murderers. I hated these men for what they had done. [...] I did not shake hands, although both Karadzic and Mladic tried to. Some of our team did; others did not.
Holbrooke joins us today to discuss what Karadzic's capture means... for Bosnia, Serbia, and for war crimes tribunals. If you have questions about how the war crimes trial will proceed, or what Karadzic's capture means, leave them here.