Dear All,

Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during May. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
Kosovo – Pristina’s Potemkin ‘North Kosova’ - by Gerard M. Gallucci - Pristina’s demand that UNMIK close its office in north Mitrovica, combined with attempts to install its own Potemkin administration in its place, constitute a fresh assault on peace and stability.
Salience and emotion - by David B. Kanin - Progress toward more effective management of regional disputes will be possible only if leaders emerge inside the region capable and willing to channel their own and their followers’ emotions toward negotiations everyone accepts from the outset will lead to painful sacrifices on everyone’s part.
The West, Milosevic and the collapse of Yugoslavia – a response to ... - by Josip Glaurdic - Josip Glaurdic responds to a review of his new book, ‘The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia’, by David B. Kanin, whose own response is also presented below.

The war of narratives - by Dusan Babic - Different historical accounts produce different war-inspired and post-war narratives, particularly narratives of victimhood and collectivised guilt, which undermine attempts to foster tolerance and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • A response by Jasmin Mujanović, entitled 'A new narrative – why a ‘Bosnian Spring’ is Bosnia’s only hope', is available by clicking here.
Programme Updates
TransConflict welcomed sixteen new members to the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, further details about which are available through the following links - 'New members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation' and 'Upholding the principles of conflict transformation' 
TransConflict launched the post-election phase of its work with political parties in Serbia with a presentation by Nikola Petrović, director of the  ISAC Fund, entitled "Security sector reform: practical and political challenges", which explored the strategic dimensions of security sector reform, plus a two-day training on the creation of evidence-based inclusive policies.
TransConflict participated in the TransEuropa festival in London, part of a Europe-wide festival which takes place simultaneously in 14 cities, including Belgrade for the very first time - further information is available by clicking here.
TransConflict is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory to the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, which calls for urgent political leadership and concerted international action to prevent, protect and prosecute to stop rape in conflict.
TransConflict presented a new research film by the European CRIC Research Project, entitled 'Mostar – heritage reconstruction in a divided city', which analyses the unexpected outcomes of heritage reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, twenty years after the outbreak of war.
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Kind regards,
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Ian Bancroft
Executive Director, TransConflict
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