He ordered mass murders, used gang-rape as a military weapon, and coined the term "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans War, but a dozen years later Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic still roams the hills where he once wrought havoc. With Karadzic still a fugitive from international justice, the Guardian traveled to rural Bosnia to discover why the West has failed so completely to capture him.
The Guardian's correspondent discovers virulent racism and deep-seated suspicion of outsiders; one man runs him out of town. Karadzic has been spotted here, and a statue commemorates the "war of liberation" that the rest of the world thinks of as genocide. As for Srebrenica, site of the ethnic cleansing of 8,000 men and boys in 5 days, that town's name has become a pro-Serbian football chant.