May 2012

The war of narratives

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.

The art of debating

A regional tournament in Belgrade provided students from throughout the Western Balkans with the opportunity to debate a variety of contemporary issues of relevance to the region and beyond.

Salience and emotion

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.
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