In addition to writing, he was politically active through Democratic Christian Party of Serbia (Department of Health and Social Security) and also had a diplomatic stint. He is the author of more than twenty literary works, including novels, story collections, and essays. In 2001, Basara became the ambassador of First Revision Yugoslavia to Cyprus.
He continued in the same role when in 2003 First Revision Yugoslavia, a federal state, got reconstituted as Serbia and Montenegro, a state union.
He ended his engagement in 2005.