The World This Week: Peace in Colombia After 52 Years of War

September 04, 2016

A ceasefire between Colombian forces and FARC brings 52 years of civil war to a close thanks to a reformist president and assistance from Cuba and the US. Every week throws a cornucopia of events. This writer struggles with the abundance of choice. After all, Donald Trump went to Mexico, Dilma...

Colombia Peace Deal Could Be a Model for Other Conflicts

October 12, 2015

The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it’s also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict. On September 23, the Colombian government made a major breakthrough in its negotiations with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de...

Colombia Leads by Example in the Americas

August 10, 2015

The leadership of President Juan Santos has become a model for other nations in the Americas to follow. Despite criticism of appeasement from pundits, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has pragmatically led his country through a difficult era and currently has it poised to reach lasting...