Dissident Guerrillas Are Rearming in Colombia

September 11, 2019

Early in the morning on August 28, the former head negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), Iván Márquez, announced via a YouTube video the official rearmament of a faction of FARC in what appears to be the eastern plains on the Colombian border with Venezuela and...

Why a Car Bomb in Northern Ireland Should Worry Colombia

February 11, 2019

A warning to Colombia is that peace, even after 20 years, is not guaranteed. Colombians are just beginning to recover after a car bomb, planted by the country’s last remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), detonated in the capital city of Bogotá on January 17. The...

Meet Colombia’s New President

Iván Duque’s foreign policy will center on reinforcing ties with Colombia’s traditional allies and securing international support for the administration’s agenda. This has been a critical year for Colombian politics. In March, a new congress was elected and, three months later, Iván...

Who Will Become Colombia’s Next President?

May 30, 2018

Given that all three centrist candidates failed to secure a place in the second round of Colombia's presidential election, right-wing Ivan Duque is best positioned to form a broad coalition. Back in January, I wrote an article for Fair Observer in the run up to the presidential in election in...