Dear All,

Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during April. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
Kosovo – now and in the future - by Gerard M. Gallucci - Kosovo faces two fundamental challenges – its still unsettled status and the economy – that will continue to inhibit its progress towards becoming a self-sustaining, economically prosperous, and socially stable country.
The West, Milosevic and the collapse of Yugoslavia - by David B. Kanin - Josip Glaurdic’s ‘The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia’ makes an extremely important contribution to the understanding not only of the period he covers, but also of the more general problem of how the United States and European Union behave toward the rest of the world.
Reflections on the siege of Sarajevo - by Matthew Parish - Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethno-nationalist politicians are the product of ethno-nationalist self-partition on the part of three groups of people, all of whom have been scarred by their wartime experiences.
Kosovo – almost time to deal with the north - by Gerard M. Gallucci - Only dialogue, patient outreach and a shared readiness to compromise can tackle the root causes of recent tensions in the north of Kosovo; namely, its unsettled status and Quint insistence on trying to settle it through use of force.
Millet, nation, community - by David B. Kanin - As a signifier, Bosnjak – which is gaining traction as a national identity in Sandjak (in both Serbia and Montenegro), and among Balkan Muslims in Western Europe – is coming to connote a political identity associated with access to state power, “European” credentials and Islamic legitimacy.
Programme Updates


- As part of the Global Coalition's mission to promote the sharing of insights into - and perspectives on - conflict and conflict transformation, TransConflict published a variety of articles including - 'Do good walls make good neighbours?''Women as peacemakers in Sudan – challenges and opportunities''Inter-cultural dialogue through monasteries in Kosovo' and 'Building peace and stability in Eastern Africa'.
- Ahead of elections in Serbia, TransConflict continued its work with political parties by organizing a breakfast meeting with Colonel William English, the defence attaché at the British Embassy in Serbia, who discussed strategic approaches to improving bilateral relations.
- Ms. Mirjana Kosic, TransConflict Serbia's co-founder and executive director, spoke in a high-level debate on “Energizing [intercultural] dialogue and cooperation in the region ..., part of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Conference for South East Europe in Belgrade.
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Ian Bancroft
Executive Director, TransConflict
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