Can the FARC Overcome Its Historic Divides?

November 20, 2018

Thus far, FARC politicians in congress are keeping up their end of the Havana accords and actively participating in Colombia’s democratic process. During the months of August through October of last year, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas transformed into a...

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...

The World This Week: Voters Say No to Colombia Peace Deal

October 02, 2016

The shock results of the referendum reflect deep divisions in Colombia and raise questions over whether referendums are the best way to achieve peace in divided societies. In the year of the Brexit referendum, Colombians rejected a landmark peace deal with 50.2% voting against it. This...