Marko Attila Hoare
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Marko Attila Hoare

Marko Attila Hoare
Born1972 (age 47–48)
EducationRobinson College, Cambridge
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA 1994; later MA),
Yale University (MPhil 1997, PhD 2000)
Known forattribution to the study of the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina; war crimes investigation
Awards2010 CNAB Award
Scientific career
Fieldshistory, journalism
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge,
Kingston University,
Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

Marko Attila Hoare (born 1972) is a British historian of the former Yugoslavia who also writes about the current affairs, especially Southeast Europe, including Turkey and the Caucasus.


Hoare is the son of the British translator Quintin Hoare and the Croatian journalist and historian Branka Maga?. In his early articles, he signed his name simply as 'Attila Hoare', but since 1999 his articles have been signed 'Marko Attila Hoare'. He is a regular contributor to the Bosnian Institute, UK and other academic publications.[1]

Hoare has been studying the history of the former Yugoslavia since 1993.[2] In the summer of 1995, he acted as translator for the humanitarian aid convoy to the Bosnian town of Tuzla, organised by Workers' Aid for Bosnia, a movement of solidarity in support of the Bosnian people. His degrees in History are a BA (1994; later converted to an MA) from the University of Cambridge and a MPhil (1997) and PhD from Yale University (2000).[3]

In 1998-2001, he lived and worked in Belgrade, Serbia, and was resident there during the Kosovo War of 1999, and worked as a war crimes investigator at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he participated in the drafting of the indictment against Slobodan Milo?evi?. Subsequently, Hoare was a research assistant at the Bosnian Institute in London (founded by his father Quintin), a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a research fellow of the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge,[3] and a Reader at Kingston University in London.[3] He has been an associate professor at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology since 2017.

He was European Neighbourhood Section Director for the Henry Jackson Society.[4] In 2012, he resigned from the HJS, saying it had become "an abrasively right-wing forum with an anti-Muslim tinge", and over significant differences with associate director Douglas Murray.[5][6] He was also an advisory editor of Democratiya,[7] and he is a member of the editorial board of Spirit of Bosnia, an international, interdisciplinary, bilingual, online journal. His blog, "Greater Surbiton", concentrates on international developments, and 'revisionists' of the recent history of the Balkans, such as Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky.[8] He is a signatory of the Euston Manifesto, and was formerly connected with the British website Harry's Place. He has written also for Prospect[9] and Standpoint magazine.[10]

Hoare was a childhood friend of Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party UK. In 2010, he appeared in Channel 4's TV docu-drama Miliband of Brothers, where he commented on his memories of Miliband and his brother David Miliband. In criticising the position of the Conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson, he has argued in favour of arming the opponents of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.[11]


Hoare's historical writing has focussed in particular on the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • How Bosnia Armed: The Birth and Rise of the Bosnian Army (London, Saqi, 2004) - book examines the history of the Bosnian Army and Bosnian internal politics in the 1990s.
  • Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943 (London, Oxford University Press, 2006) - book looks at the conflict between the Yugoslav Partisans and Chetniks in Bosnia during World War II.[12]
  • The History of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day (London, Saqi, 2007) - book focuses in particular on the history of national identity in Bosnia.[13]
  • The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History (London, C. Hurst & Co., 2013) - book looks at the role of the Bosnian Muslims in World War II.


Hoare is the recipient of the 2010 Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of history. The award is recognition for his lifelong dedication to presenting the historical truth and standing up against genocide denial.[14]


  1. ^ "Marko Attila's published articles appearing on the UK-based Bosnian Institute web site". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Hoare's biography on the Henry Jackson Society website
  3. ^ a b c Academic staff page, Kingston University
  4. ^ "Collaborations". Kingston University. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Hoare, Marko Attila (13 August 2012). "Alan Mendoza's putsch in the Henry Jackson Society " Greater Surbiton". Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Bloodworth, James (20 May 2013). "Labour should cut its ties with the illiberal Henry Jackson Society". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Democratiya Archived 19 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Marko Attila Hoare "Chomsky's Genocidal Denial", FrontPage magazine, 23 November 2005
  9. ^ Marko Attila Hoare, 'The Dangers of Appeasement' Archived 13 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Marko Attila Hoare. "Marko Attila Hoare, 'Why South East Europe should fear President Obama'". Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ Marko Attila Hoare "The case for arming Syrian Rebels", The Guardian, 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ Black, Jeremy (12 June 2007). "Jeremy Black's review of 'Genocide and Resistance' for the Social Affairs Unit". Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ "Tim Judah's review of 'The History of Bosnia', for the European Stability Initiative". Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ Dr. Marko Attila Hoare, recipient of the 2010 CNAB Award - CNAB, 18 July 2008. Saint Louis, MO.

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