Dr James Lyon has been working with the Balkans since 1980. He has studied and worked in various parts of the former Yugoslavia for over 11 years, including 1980-81, 1993-94, and 1995. He worked in post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996-1999 as a consultant to numerous foreign and local companies and international governmental organisations and their subcontractors. He also operated several of his own businesses in the region. He joined ICG in January 1999 as an analyst and became director of the ICG Bosnia project in August 1999. Since November 2000 he has been director of ICG’s Serbia project. He has written and lectured extensively on the politics, history and economics of the lands of the former Yugoslavia. He received a Ph.D. in Modern Balkan History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University.