Monday, 21 June 2010
The following article appeared today (21 June 2010) in the Guardian discussing issues of national reconciliation in Bosnia-i-Herzegovina. The lingering need for a truth commission and a fair investigation in the massacres that took place in the country upon the collapse of Yugoslavia are all feeding into dire communal distrust and antagonisms.
Which reminded me of a couple of interesting studies and reports/briefs authored last year by researchers at Crisisgroup examining the different aspects of Bosnia's fragile ethnic composition and segmental animosities and distrust. The first one, entitled Bosnia: A Test of Political Maturity in Mostar addresses the divide between the Croat community and Boshniak communities in Western Bosnia's severely-divided town of Mostar was published in July of 2009. A few months later, in November, Crisisgroup published a short and brief report addressing communal divides country-wide and is entitled Bosnia's Dual Crisis.
In the meantime, I leave you with the Guardian's Heather McRobie analysis.
What stands in the way of Bosnia reconciliation
When will those involved in Srebrenica – including the UN – admit their responsibility and atone for the 1995 genocide?